83 Year Old Record Cold Broken In Alberta, Canada
Albertans have been dealing with winter-like conditions this Easter long weekend, but some locations have had it worse than others.
According to Environment Canada, three locations – Red Deer, Grande Prairie and Pincher Creek will remember Saturday as the coldest March 31 on record.
A cold front passed through the southwest corner of the province Saturday morning dropping temperatures in places like Cardston by 15 degrees within an hour.
Grande Prairie dropped to -30 C overnight breaking an 83-year-old record. Pincher Creek hit -21 C, edging an 82-year record, and Red Deer hit -22 C, breaking a record low of -19.4 C that was set in 1975.
Fort McMurray and Cold Lake set new low temperature records on Friday with lows of -31.7 C and -21.7 C respectively.
A number of weather warnings, and special weather statements have been issued across the province this weekend, including snowfall warnings.
Places like Jasper National Park saw between 15 to 20 centimetres of snow fall from Thursday night to Saturday morning, while some local ski hills saw even more.
Courtesy of globalnews.ca