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Century-old temp records broken across southern Alberta Tuesday

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – It was a very warm October day Tuesday across southern Alberta, warm enough in fact to break records, some of which had stood for well over a hundred years.

Several communities set new record highs for October 5th.

Lethbridge hit 28°C, breaking the old mark of 27.8°C which had stood since 1902. Medicine Hat was the hot spot though with a temperature hitting 30.4°C there.

Other places which set new daytime highs on Tuesday include Bow Island, Brooks, Milk River, OneFour, and Taber.

The Medicine Hat record by the way, had lasted 122 years until Tuesday.

The following areas, courtesy of Environment Canada, set new daily maximum temperature records for Tuesday October 5, 2021. 

Bow Island Area 
New record of 29.7 
Old record of 25.7 set in 2004 

Brooks Area 
New record of 28.0 
Old record of 27.2 set in 1958 

Lethbridge Area 
New record of 28.0 
Old record of 27.8 set in 1902 

Medicine Hat Area 
New record of 30.4 
Old record of 29.4 set in 1899  

Milk River Area 
New record of 28.3 
Old record of 25.8 set in 2003 

Onefour Area 
New record of 29.4 
Old record of 27.0 set in 1980 

Taber Area 
New record of 29.4 
Old record of 27.0 set in 1980

 

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