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Wednesday, August 4, 2021
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Cold Snap: Record lows across southern Alberta for a third straight day

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – Southern Alberta continues to see records fall like the temperature as this February cold snap continues.

For a third straight day this week more new cold records were set across the region.

On Wednesday (Feb. 10) those included Taber, Milk River, Claresholm, Cardston, Bow Island, and Pincher Creek.

Milk River was the southern Alberta cold spot Wednesday with a record temperature of -36.0°C and that’s doesn’t include the windchill. It blows away the town’s old cold record for February 10th by more than six degrees set a few years ago in 2018.

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Since the cold snap began a few days ago, 53 records have been broken across Alberta, many of those here in south.

This blast of extremely cold arctic air is expected to finally start letting up on Sunday.

The following areas set a daily minimum temperature record on Wednesday February 10, 2021. Values given in degrees Celsius.

Bow Island Area 
New record of -34.2 
Old record of -30.9 set in 2018 
Records in this area have been kept since 1961 

Cardston Area 
Tied record of -35.6 set in 1939 
Records in this area have been kept since 1918 

Claresholm Area 
New record of -33.8 
Old record of -33.1 set in 2019 
Records in this area have been kept since 1951 

Milk River Area 
New record of -36.0 
Old record of -29.5 set in 2018 
Records in this area have been kept since 1994 

Pincher Creek Area 
New record of -34.2 
Old record of -33.6 set in 2019 
Records in this area have been kept since 1893 

Taber Area 
New record of -33.8 
Old record of -33.7 set in 2018 
Records in this area have been kept since 1947


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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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