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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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