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Tuesday, August 3, 2021
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Warm start to December sees new daily records for southern Alberta

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It was a record-setting warm day across parts of southern Alberta Thursday, December 3rd.

A number of communities set new day time highs.

Claresholm was the hot spot, topping out at 18.5°C. That beat the old record high for December 3rd which was 16.7°C set in 1969.

Stavely was not too far behind with a new record high of 17.2°C.

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Other communities around the region with new records on Thursday include (in degrees Celcius):

Milk River Area
Preliminary new record of 12.0
Old record of 10.5 set in 2003

Cardston Area
Preliminary new record of 14.0
Old record of 13.0 set in 1988

High River Area
New record of 13.6
Old record of 10.6 set in 1915

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Calgary Area
Preliminary new record of 16.1
Old record of 12.8 set in 1939

Lethbridge was a half degree shy of setting a new record for December 3rd with a high fro December 3rd of 14.0°C.

Temperatures are forecast to stay abnormally warm for a few more days yet with a cool down expected to begin by mid to late next week.

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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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