New round of cold weather records set across southern Alberta
LETHBRIDGE, AB. – This is becoming a record-setting cold snap for early to mid February.
Another round of new cold records were set across the province on Tuesday (Feb. 9), many of those here in the south.
Environment Canada says about dozen communities saw their coldest February 9th ever including Waterton, Milk River, Taber, Bow Island, Claresholm, High River and Cardston.
Waterton was, by the far the coldest in this area, with a temperature dipping to -40.2°C. That smashed the old record for February 9th by nearly seven degrees which was set in 2018.
The weather office is forecasting a few more days of extreme cold for the province, with more new records likely on the way.
Since the polar vortex gripped the province, there’ve been 41 new cold records set across Alberta in just a few days.
The following areas set a daily minimum temperature record on Tuesday February 9, 2021. Values given in degrees Celsius.
Bow Island Area
New record of -33.5
Old record of -32.7 set in 2018
Records in this area have been kept since 1961
New record of -37.9
Old record of -37.8 set in 1939
Records in this area have been kept since 1918
New record of -35.7
Old record of -32.8 set in 2018
Records in this area have been kept since 1951
High River Area
New record of -33.8
Old record of -30.9 set in 2019
Records in this area have been kept since 1913
Milk River Area
New record of -36.8
Old record of -30.7 set in 2018
Records in this area have been kept since 1994
New record of -35.9
Old record of -35.4 set in 2018
Records in this area have been kept since 1947
Waterton Park Area
New record of -40.2
Old record of -33.8 set in 2018
Records in this area have been kept since 1976