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Another record cold day Saturday across parts of Alberta

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This past week has been one for the record books across parts of Alberta.

Several record lows which have stood for decades for some places were not just broken, but in some cases completely destroyed when it comes to cold during this time in October.

Saturday was by far the coldest day of the week for many places across southern Alberta. Waterton Park stood out amongst all communities, smashing a previous cold record by nearly 12°C dipping to -28°C making it the coldest October 24th ever.

Other places setting new cold records Saturday included Milk River, Taber, Claresholm, Cardston, and Bow Island. These latest records following two other days during this past week which triggered record cold for many areas.

The good news is that should be it for a while for the abnormally cold conditions as temperatures are forecast to warm up considerably before Halloween with a stretch of much nicer weather expected into the first few weeks of November.

The following areas set a daily minimum temperature record on 
Saturday October 24, 2020: 

Bow Island Area 
New record of -18.0 
Old record of -11.0 set in 2012 

Cardston Area 
New record of -19.2 
Old record of -15.6 set in 1957 

Claresholm Area 
New record of -22.3 
Old record of -16.1 set in 1957

Milk River Area 
New record of -23.3 
Old record of -14.8 set in 2012

Taber Area 
New record of -16.9 
Old record of -13.9 set in 1957  

Waterton Park Area 
New record of -28.0 
Old record of -16.5 set in 2012
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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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