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Sunday, August 1, 2021
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“Desert-like” heat for many areas of Alberta & southern B.C. this week

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It’s going to be a scorcher of a stretch for mid-August.

Environment Canada has issued Heat Warnings for several regions of southern and central Alberta and well as parts of B.C. The weather office says temperatures into the mid to high 30’s are expected to persist throughout the entire week.

People are advised to take precautions to protect against heat-related illness such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion.

Forecasters say the “desert-like” heat is flooding up from the western U.S. Some regions in B.C. near Osoyoos could hit the 40 mark this week as well.

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In fact, the southern prairies, especially Alberta, are expected to continue to see temperatures above 30 degrees until at least next Saturday August 22.

It’ll stay extremely dry was well with very little chance of showers or thunderstorms over the next week or so.

The hottest part of this August heat wave in the Lethbridge area will be the first half of this week with temperatures in the 35-37 range.

 

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of New Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

On a personal note, Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and funeral assistant since 2016.

Pat is engaged to Tarah and he has two kids and two step-children.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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