Thursday, November 18, 2021
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Significant rainfall expected for southwest Alberta this week

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Southern Alberta is in for a very wet week.

June typically is the wettest month across this region and Environment Canada’s Dan Kulak says that’ll likely hold true.

He says the heaviest rain is expected for Thursday. “Precipitation we’re expecting for southwest Alberta and the Lethbridge, between Wednesday and Saturday, is possibly between 30 mm and 50 mm in some areas.”

Kulak notes the rain is much-needed. Lethbridge has seen just 5.2 mm so far this month. “Certainly we need the moisture and this is usually the time of year to get it. This will be good for keeping the wildfire threat under control and helping out farmers.”

Temperatures between Wednesday and Saturday as forecast to be significantly cooler as well, between 12 and 15 degrees celcius.

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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 News 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.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

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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