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Monday, May 2, 2016

Above normal temperatures expected to continue until Wednesday, more new records set

Environment Canada

Well above normal temperatures are expected to continue with some record high temperatures broken. Warm temperatures will remain in place into midweek. A cold front will move through central Alberta Wednesday and the southeast on Thursday lowering temperatures to slightly above normal.
  • Pincher Creek - Near-record of 24.4,  Record of 25.7 set in 1998,  Records started in 1894 
These conditions pose a health risk when you are not used to the heat.

Everyone is at risk from heat, especially older adults; infants and young children; and people with chronic illnesses.

You are advised to:
  1. Drink plenty of cool liquids before feeling thirsty
  2. Keep cool by dressing for the weather and spending a few hours each day in a cool place.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to storm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #ABStorm.

New Records

The following locations set new records today May 2, 2016 (temperature values given in degrees Celsius): 

  • Banff - New record of 24.3,  Old record of 23.2 set in 1998,  Records started in 1892 
  • High Level - New record of 29.0,  Old record of 24.8 set in 1998,  Records started in 1968 
  • Jasper - New record of 26.6,  Old record of 25.3 set in 1998,  Records started in 1916 
  • Peace River - New record of 29.8,  Old record of 28.9 set in 1945,  Records started in 1944 
  • Slave Lake - New record of 28.9, Old record of 26.7 set in 1937,  Records started in 1923

Tied record high temperatures
  • Edmonton International Airport - Tied record of 28.5 set in 1980,  Records started in 1959 
  • Rocky Mountain House - Tied record of 27.2 set in 1939,  Records started in 1917 

Near-record high temperatures
  • Calgary International Airport - Near-record of 25.9,  Record of 27.8 set in 1924,  Records started in 1885 
  • Claresholm - Near-record of 25.7,  Record of 27 set in 1998,  Records started in 1952 
  • Cold Lake - Near-record of 28.2,  Record of 29.2 set in 1980,  Records started in 1953
  • Drumheller - Near-record of 27.9, Record of 29 set in 1980,  Records started in 1954 
  • Grande Prairie - Near-record of 27.2,  Record of 28.8 set in 1998,  Records started in 1923 
  • Lethbridge - Near-record of 25.6,  Record of 27.8 set in 1940,  Records started in 1902 
  • Pincher Creek - Near-record of 24.4,  Record of 25.7 set in 1998,  Records started in 1894 
  • Red Deer - Near-record of 26.6,  Record of 28 set in 1980,  Records started in 1909
  • Sundre - Near-record of 26.3. Record of 26.5 set in 1998,  Records started in 1986 

Please note that this summary may contain preliminary or unofficial information and does not constitute a complete or final report.

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