Record-high temperatures set in 19 areas across Alberta on March 18

Mar 19 2021, 10:02 am

This Saturday marks the first day of spring, and it appears that Alberta got the memo.

Data from Environment Canada shows that record-high temperatures were set across the province on Thursday, reaching over 18°C in several areas.

There were 19 different communities that experience record-breaking temperatures, with Taber seeing the warmest high at 19.3°C. This just barely broke the town’s previous record from 2017, which was 19.2°C.

Edmonton beat its 1988 record of 12.9°C with a new high of 14.1°C.

Check out the data below, and see if your town made the list of areas that saw record-high temperatures on Thursday, March 18.

Brooks
New record of 18.5°C
Old record of 18.2°C set in 2017
Records in this area have been kept since 1912

Camrose
New record of 15°C
Old record of 13°C set in 1988
Records in this area have been kept since 1921

Claresholm
New record of 17.9°C
Old record of 17°C set in 1990
Records in this area have been kept since 1951

Cold Lake
New record of 14°C
Old record of 12.1°C set in 2001
Records in this area have been kept since 1952

Coronation
New record of 15.5°C
Old record of 13.2°C set in 2017
Records in this area have been kept since 1912

Drumheller
New record of 18.7°C
Old record of 16.5°C set in 2017
Records in this area have been kept since 1923

Edmonton
New record of 14.1°C
Old record of 12.9°C set in 1988
Records in this area have been kept since 1959

Elk Island National Park
New record of 13.5°C
Old record of 12.4°C set in 2008
Records in this area have been kept since 1966

Highvale
New record of 15.2°C
Old record of 13.1°C set in 2019
Records in this area have been kept since 1977

Lethbridge
New record of 18.5°C
Old record of 18.3°C set in 1946
Records in this area have been kept since 1902

Slave Lake
New record of 14.1°C
Old record of 13.3°C set in 1961
Records in this area have been kept since 1922

Stettler
New record of 15.7°C
Old record of 13.3°C set in 1939
Records in this area have been kept since 1918

Stony Plain
New record of 15.2°C
Old record of 13°C set in 1988
Records in this area have been kept since 1966

Sundre
New record of 15.9°C
Old record of 14.5°C set in 2017
Records in this area have been kept since 1993

Taber
New record of 19.3°C
Old record of 19.2°C set in 2017
Records in this area have been kept since 1947

Three Hills
New record of 16.8°C
Old record of 16.7°C set in 1930
Records in this area have been kept since 1921

Vegreville
New record of 14.8°C
Old record of 11.6°C set in 2001
Records in this area have been kept since 1918

Wainwright
New record of 16.3°C
Old record of 14°C set in 2017
Records in this area have been kept since 1966

Waterton Park
New record of 14.6°C
Old record of 12.8°C set in 1999
Records in this area have been kept since 1976

While Calgary didn’t set any records on Thursday, the city was still unseasonably warm with a high of 16.1°C at 4 pm.

Fingers crossed that this gorgeous weather continues through the weekend.

Elle McLeanElle McLean

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