According to a weather summary issued by Environment Canada, new record high temperatures were reached in 6 Alberta communities yesterday, April 8, 2016, including Pincher Creek and Waterton. Pincher Creek reached 23.5 degrees celsius, beating the old record of 21.7 set in 1976. Near-high record temperatures were reached in four other Alberta communities. The Environment Canada report states a mild westerly flow was the causal factor.
Weather summary for Alberta issued by Environment Canada Friday April 6, 2016:
New record high temperatures:
- Claresholm - New record of 25.8. old record of 25.6 set in 1977, records started in 1952
- Jasper Warden - New record of 23.0, old record of 22.2 set in 2007, records started in 1916
- Lethbridge - New record of 26.8, old record of 26.4 set in 1977, records started in 1892
- Pincher Creek - New record of 23.5, old record of 21.7 set in 1976, records started in 1894
- Vauxhall - New record of 28.4, old record of 27.2 set in 1977, records started in 1914
- Waterton Park Gate - New record of 22.7, old record of 21.2 set in 1996, records started in 1967
Near-record high temperatures:
- Banff - Near-record of 20.1, record of 20.6 set in 1977, records started in 1892
- Brooks - Near-record of 26.7, record of 27.2 set in 1977, records started in 1912
- Calgary International Airport - Near-record of 23.5, record of 25 set in 1977, records started in 1882
- Rocky Mountain House - Near-record of 23.3, record of 24.5 set in 1986, records started in 1917
This summary may contain preliminary or unofficial information and does not constitute a complete or final report.