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Tuesday, August 3, 2021
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Summer heat sets new records across southern Alberta

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Extreme summer weather this week is smashing heat records across southern Alberta.

A number of new daytime highs were set Monday (Aug. 17) following a record-setting day across the region on Sunday.

Environment Canada says a new heat records were set in Bow Island, Brooks, Claresholm, Milk River, and High River.

The hot spot in the region, however was Medicine Hat which hit a scorching 37.3°C Monday. A new record for that city.

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All, but one of the new records set across the region Monday beat old daytime highs set back in 2001.

Lethbridge hit 35.6°C on Monday, but that was just shy of tying the record high for August 17th which was 36.0°C also set in 2001.

Heat Warnings will remain in effect for most of the province for the remainder of the week.

Heat Records for August 17, 2020 (in degrees celcius)

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Bow Island Area
New record of 35.1
Old record of 34.2 set in 2001

Brooks Area
New record of 35.3
Old record of 34.4 set in 2001

Claresholm Area
New record of 35.7
Old record of 34.3 set in 2001

High River Area
New record of 34.2
Old record of 33.5 set in 2001

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Medicine Hat Area
New record of 37.0
Old record of 35.5 set in 2001

Milk River Area
New record of 35.7
Old record of 33.4 set in 2001

Onefour Area
New record of 37.3
Old record of 35.6 set in 1934

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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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