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Wild Swing: Southern Alberta in for another blast of winter this weekend

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Enjoy this abnormally warm start to November because things are expected to drastically change this coming weekend.

Temperatures across the region are pushing record high territory this week.

Environment Canada’s Blaine Lowry though says that will all abruptly change on Friday with what is shaping up to be a snowy and much colder weekend across parts of southern Alberta.

“There is definitely a shift coming from where we are to the weekend”, Blaine Lowry Meteorologist with Environment Canada

“Depending on which (weather) model you look at it could be as low at 5 to 10 cm over the course of the weekend or as much as 40 cm. That will vary depending on how close to the mountains you get. Definitely there is snow on the way,” stated Lowry on Monday.

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Before that happens though, Lowry says we will see very windy and temperatures 10 to 13 degrees above normal for this time of year.

He says the weather pattern will change when a strong low pressure system moves in late in the week, resulting in plummeting temperatures which are likely to stay well below zero into next week across southern Alberta.


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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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