Several Extreme Cold Records Smashed in Alberta

imageEnvironment Canada says several low-temperature records were broken across Alberta as all of the province continues under extreme cold warnings with wind chill values between -40°C and -55°C.

These are daily minimum temperature records.

15 new records were set on February 8th due to “unseasonably cold arctic ridge of high pressure”:

Breton Area

New record of -37.5°C
Old record of -32.0°C set in 1994
Records in this area have been kept since 1939

Cold Lake Area

New record of -36.6°C
Old record of -35.8°C set in 1994
Records in this area have been kept since 1952

Edmonton int’l Aprt

New record of -40.8°C
Old record of -35.8°C set in 1979
Records in this area have been kept since 1959

Elk Island National Park

New record of -40.9°C
Old record of -35.6°C set in 1979
Records in this area have been kept since 1966

Hendrickson Creek Area

New record of -41.2°C
Old record of -35.5°C set in 2017
Records in this area have been kept since 1995

High River Area

New record of -33.2°C
Old record of -33.0°C set in 1994
Records in this area have been kept since 1913

Highvale Area

New record of -33.8°C
Old record of -32.0°C set in 1979
Records in this area have been kept since 1977

Lac La Biche Area

New record of -39.2°C
Old record of -38.9°C set in 1979
Records in this area have been kept since 1944

Lacombe Area

New record of -40.5°C
Old record of -39.4°C set in 1936
Records in this area have been kept since 1907

Milk River Area

New record of -32.4°C
Old record of -31.7°C set in 2017
Records in this area have been kept since 1994

Red Deer Area

New record of -43.9°C
Old record of -40.6°C set in 1936
Records in this area have been kept since 1904

Red Earth Creek Area

New record of -39.5°C
Old record of -35.8°C set in 2019
Records in this area have been kept since 1994

Taber Area

New record of -35.7°C
Old record of -35.5°C set in 1994
Records in this area have been kept since 1947

Vegreville Area

New record of -41.7°C
Old record of -37.0°C set in 1994
Records in this area have been kept since 1918

Wainwright Area

New record of -37.5°C
Old record of -36.0°C set in 1994
Records in this area have been kept since 1966

The following areas set a daily minimum temperature record on Wednesday, February 10, 2021.

Bow Island Area
New record of -34.2°C
Old record of -30.9°C set in 2018
Records in this area have been kept since 1961

Cardston Area
Tied record of -35.6°C set in 1939
Records in this area have been kept since 1918

Claresholm Area
New record of -33.8°C
Old record of -33.1°C set in 2019
Records in this area have been kept since 1951

Coronation Area
New record of -35.8°C
Old record of -35.2°C set in 1985
Records in this area have been kept since 1912

Drumheller Area
New record of -37.7°C
Old record of -33.0°C set in 2018
Records in this area have been kept since 1923

Hendrickson Creek Area
New record of -41.6°C
Old record of -39.1°C set in 2019
Records in this area have been kept since 1995

Milk River Area
New record of -36.0°C
Old record of -29.5°C set in 2018
Records in this area have been kept since 1994

Nordegg Area
New record of -38.3°C
Old record of -37.8°C set in 1922
Records in this area have been kept since 1915

Pincher Creek Area
New record of -34.2°C
Old record of -33.6°C set in 2019
Records in this area have been kept since 1893

Sundre Area
New record of -38.2°C
Old record of -35.0°C set in 2014
Records in this area have been kept since 1993

Taber Area
New record of -33.8°C
Old record of -33.7°C set in 2018
Records in this area have been kept since 1947

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