90-year-old Calgary weather record broken

Dec 19 2017, 3:06 am

Yesterday, February 9, was lovely out, so lovely in fact the warm temperature broke records  not just in Calgary but in many spots of Alberta, according to Environment Canada.

Calgary reached a record new high of 16.4 degrees Celsius with the old record being a high of 14.4 in 1926 – 90 years ago.

Other spots in Alberta with newly recorded high temperatures were: Brooks at 16.1, Claresholm at 17.3, Drumheller at 11.2, Edmonton International Airport at 7.4, Grande Prarie at 8.4, Jasper Warden at 9.9, Lethbridge at 18.3, Lloydminster at 5.0, Medicine Hat at 14.0, Peace River at 7.0, Sundre at 15.4, and Waterton Park Gate at 12.9.

Environment Canada states that the record breaking weather is likely due to a strong upper ridge over western North America which has allowed mild air to flood into Alberta.

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