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Milk River, Taber, High River set new cold temp records for Feb. 8

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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.

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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
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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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