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Several heat records shattered for June 3; Lethbridge tops out at 35°C

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LETHRBIDGE, AB – It was a record-setting hot day across southern Alberta Thursday.

A number of places around the region not only set new daytime highs, they blew the old ones away.

Lethbridge hit 35°C Thursday making it the hottest June 3rd on record. That beat the old high by more than two degrees (32.8°C) which had stood for over 50 years.

Other communities setting new records for June 3rd include Taber, Cardston, Claresholm, Medicine Hat, Milk River, Pincher Creek, and Waterton.

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Alberta’s hot spot Thursday was Drumheller, topping out a very toasty 36.4°C.

The following are new record for June 3rd in degrees celcius:

  • Lethbridge Area
    New record of 35.0
    Old record of 32.8 set in 1970
  • Cardston Area
    New record of 31.2
    Old record of 31.1 set in 1970
  • Claresholm Area
    New record of 33.7
    Old record of 31.7 set in 1970
  • Crowsnest Area
    New record of 29.5
    Old record of 29.4 set in 1970
  • Drumheller Area
    New record of 36.4
    Old record of 34.4 set in 1961
  • Medicine Hat Area
    New record of 35.3
    Old record of 34.5 set in 1988
  • Milk River Area
    New record of 33.0
    Old record of 28.3 set in 2017
  • Pincher Creek Area
    New record of 30.2
    Old record of 30.0 set in 1970
  • Taber Area
    New record of 34.6
    Old record of 33.9 set in 1970
  • Waterton Park Area
    New record of 29.8
    Old record of 29.5 set in 1979
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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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