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New heat records set across southern Alberta, including Lethbridge

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A number of new heat records were set Wednesday (Aug. 21) across southern Alberta.

Here in Lethbridge, the mercury topped out at 34.7 °C. Previously, the hottest August 21st was 33.3° C and that was set way back in 1969.

Claresholm hit 32 .0°C on Wednesday, while Waterton Park saw the temperature get up to 31.1°C. The Crowsnest Pass also set a new daytime record, with 30.1°C.

Temperatures are expected to moderate now heading into the weekend.

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Data provided by Environment Canada

Claresholm
New record 32.0
Record of 31.9 set in 2003
Records started in 1951

Crowsnest
New record of 30.1
Record of 29.1 set in 2006
Records started in 1965

Lethbridge
New record of 34.7
Record of 33.3 set in 1969
Records started in 1902

Waterton Park Gate
New record of 31.1
Record of 31.0 set in 1991
Records started in 1976

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The following location tied their record high temperature for August
21 (values given in degrees Celsius):

Cardston
Tied record of 32.7
Record of 32.7 set in 2003
Records started in 1918

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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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