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Southern Alberta bracing for early June heat wave

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – Remember when it snowed in Lethbridge less than two weeks ago?! Well, southern Alberta is in for another major weather flip, this time it’s potentially record-setting heat.

An early June heat wave is in the offing with a strong ridge of high pressure building over western Canada which will result in very toasty and dry conditions for many places.

Environment Canada classifies a heat wave as three or more consecutive days with temperatures above 30°C. Lethbridge is forecast to see temps between 30°C and 33°C all week long. Conditions aren’t expected to cool down to the low 20’s until Saturday.

There is a chance new high temperature records could be set for the period between June 1 and June 4 across southern Alberta this week as well.

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Things are expected to be very hot from the B.C interior all the way through to Winnipeg in the coming days. Osoyoos, B.C. could get as warm as 37°C by Thursday, which is forecast to be the hottest day of the week across the west.

As mentioned, there is very little chance of any thunderstorm activity this week, so it’ll remain dry.

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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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