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Lethbridge, parts of southern Alberta again blasted by strong wind

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – For the second time in a week, this region got hammered by some extreme wind.

Environment Canada says late Tuesday (Jan. 19) wind was clocked as high as 130 km/h in the City of Lethbridge. That resulted again in power outages for some.

The strong gusts were the result of another so-called Alberta Clipper system.

We’ve been battered by strong wind all winter long so far, but that will finally change by this weekend with much colder, more normal conditions for this time of year.

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As of Wednesday, Environment Canada told our radio station that the Lethbridge area had seen just 8 days since December 1, 2020 with temperatures at or below normal. The warmer-than-normal winter weather so far is thanks to a constant pattern of strong chinook conditions.

Peak Wind Gusts in km/h For Tuesday, January 19:

  • Lethbridge: 130
  • Brocket: 128
  • Blood Tribe: 119
  • Pincher Creek: 113
  • Beaver Mines: 109
  • Wrentham: 109
  • Waterton Park: 107
  • Onefour: 100
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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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