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Record Heat: Lethbridge smashes old record for June 14 at 36.5°C

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – It was a record-setting hot day across southern Alberta Monday and in some cases records weren’t just broken, they were completely obliterated.

Lethbridge topped out at a scorching 36.5°C, making it the hottest June 14th ever. That broke the old record by a full degree and a half (35.0°C) which had stood since 1933.

Other places across southern Alberta with daytime high records for June 14th include Bow Island, Cardston, Medicine Hat, Milk River, Claresholm, Crowsnest Pass, Waterton and Vauxhall.

Taber was the regional hotspot with the mercury hitting 37.0°C, but Medicine Hat was the king of heat for June 14th with a blistering temperature of 37.6°C.

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That was not only the hottest spot in southern Alberta, but the warmest in the entire province.

Record heat for southern Alberta for June 14, 2021 in degrees celcius:

Lethbridge Area
New record of 36.5
Old record of 35.0 set in 1933

Bow Island Area
New record of 36.8
Old record of 29.3 set in 2009

Brooks Area
New record of 36.4
Old record of 36.1 set in 1933

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Cardston Area
New record of 32.4
Old record of 32.2 set in 1933

Claresholm Area
New record of 33.4
Old record of 33.0 set in 1987

Crowsnest Area
New record of 30.9
Old record of 29.0 set in 1987

Drumheller Area
New record of 35.3
Old record of 33.0 set in 1987

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High River Area
New record of 32.4
Old record of 29.0 set in 1987

Medicine Hat Area
New record of 37.6
Old record of 36.7 set in 1933

Milk River Area
New record of 35.8
Old record of 27.9 set in 2009

Onefour Area
New record of 35.8
Old record of 35.0 set in 1933

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Taber Area
New record of 37.0
Old record of 34.5 set in 1987

Vauxhall Area
New Record of 36.5
Old Record of 35.0 set in 1933

Waterton Park Area
New record of 31.6
Old record of 29.0 set in 1987

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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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