Calgary weather

February 14, 2017 3:35 pm
Updated: February 15, 2017 8:47 am

Calgary comes close to breaking century-old record temperature for Valentine’s Day

Calgary skyline January 2016.

Loren Andreae / Global News

The temperature in Calgary soared high on Tuesday, but not quite high enough to break a record set over a century ago.

According to Environment Canada, the record high for Calgary on Feb. 14 was recorded at the Calgary International Airport in 1916 when it was 12.2 C.

Meteorologist Jordan Witzel said if a new record high were to be set, it would likely be between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.

On Tuesday, Environment Canada recorded a high of 11.9 C at the airport at about 4 p.m. Tuesday.

The lowest temperature recorded in Calgary on Valentine’s Day was in 1923 when it dropped to -39.4 C.

A year later, the record for greatest snowfall was set when 17.8 cm fell.

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