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Temperature records fall as warm front moves in

Temperature records fall as warm front moves in
More records are likely to fall Sunday and Monday with temperatures forecast for the southwest region at or near the mid-20s.
More records are likely to fall Sunday and Monday with temperatures forecast for the southwest region at or near the mid-20s.
IMAGE: Dave Lueneberg
It may look like autumn in parts of the region and winter on the mountain tops, but it sure felt like summer everywhere else, with several new highs established for Oct. 7.
IMAGE: Dave Lueneberg
It may look like autumn in parts of the region and winter on the mountain tops, but it sure felt like summer everywhere else, with several new highs established for Oct. 7.

Temperature records fall as warm front moves in

By Dave Lueneberg
By Dave Lueneberg
Local Journalism Initiative
Shootin’ the Breeze Local Journalism Initiative
October 8, 2023
October 8, 2023

While it may not have felt particularly hot Saturday, 73 communities across Alberta broke temperature records for Oct. 7.

Included on the list were Pincher Creek at 21.9 degrees Celsius, surpassing the old 1998 mark of 20.5 and Waterton Park where the mercury reached 22.3, breaking the old high temperature record set in 2010 of 21.8. 

The weather station also recorded a peak southwest gust of 56 kilometres per hour, tops for the province.

Temperatures around the region varied from 21 degrees in Crowsnest Pass, half a degree cooler than its Oct. 7 record, to Brocket’s 23.3. 

The provincial hotspot was Drumheller at 25.8, which surprisingly wasn’t a record for the community on this day.

More records are likely to fall Sunday and Monday with temperatures forecast for the southwest region at or near the mid-20s. Even with forecast strong winds, temperatures could top out at 24 in Pincher Creek, Waterton and Crowsnest Pass. 

A shift in the weather is expected by Tuesday with clouds and highs of only 15 forecast for all three areas.

 

Riteline Electric Ad – – Pincher Creek Trade Show

 

Change of seasons with snow on the mountains, green alpine trees and golden leaves at the bottom.

While it may not have felt particularly hot Saturday, 73 communities across Alberta broke temperature records for Oct. 7.

Included on the list were Pincher Creek at 21.9 degrees Celsius, surpassing the old 1998 mark of 20.5 and Waterton Park where the mercury reached 22.3, breaking the old high temperature record set in 2010 of 21.8. 

The weather station also recorded a peak southwest gust of 56 kilometres per hour, tops for the province.

Temperatures around the region varied from 21 degrees in Crowsnest Pass, half a degree cooler than its Oct. 7 record, to Brocket’s 23.3. 

The provincial hotspot was Drumheller at 25.8, which surprisingly wasn’t a record for the community on this day.

More records are likely to fall Sunday and Monday with temperatures forecast for the southwest region at or near the mid-20s. Even with forecast strong winds, temperatures could top out at 24 in Pincher Creek, Waterton and Crowsnest Pass. 

A shift in the weather is expected by Tuesday with clouds and highs of only 15 forecast for all three areas.

 

Pincher Creek Co-op Ad – – Pincher Creek Trade Show

 

Change of seasons with snow on the mountains, green alpine trees and golden leaves at the bottom.
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Chief Mountain Gas Ad – – Pincher Creek Trade Show