LETHBRIDGE, AB. – New cold records are being set all over the province and that is likely going to be a common theme all this week.
Environment Canada says 15 communities broke old low temperatures records on Monday, February 8th.
Here in southern Alberta, new records for Feb. 8th were set in Milk River at minus 32.4°C , Taber -35.7°C and in High River the mercury dipped to -33.2°C.
Environment Canada expects weather records to continue to be broken before the weekend rolls around.
Red Deer meanwhile was the provincial cold spot on Monday with a temperature of -43.9°C. Some of the old record lows date back decades.
All of Alberta remains under an extreme cold warning.
The following areas set a daily minimum temperature record on Monday February 8, 2021. Values given in degrees Celsius.
- Milk River Area
New record of -32.4
Old record of -31.7 set in 2017
Records in this area have been kept since 1994
- Taber Area
New record of -35.7
Old record of -35.5 set in 1994
Records in this area have been kept since 1947
- High River Area
New record of -33.2
Old record of -33.0 set in 1994
Records in this area have been kept since 1913