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Rainfall WARNING for Alberta foothills

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – For many people in southern Alberta, this might be the best two words we’ve heard in months, Rainfall Warning.

Environment Canada is forecasting a good dump of rain for some areas including Claresholm, Stavely, Okotoks, Kananaskis, and Canmore areas.

Heavy rainfall is expected to begin Monday over southwestern Alberta. Widespread rainfall amounts of 40 to 50 mm are expected, with up to 70 mm possible in some localities. Rainfall will taper off on Tuesday evening.

Lethbridge is just on the edge of the expected rainfall with 5-10 mm possible for the the area.

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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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