Friday marks hottest day ever recorded in Calgary
Calgary experienced its hottest day on record as the mercury jumped to 37 C on Friday afternoon.
A temperature of 36.5 C was recorded at Calgary International Airport and surpassed the previous all-time heat record of 36.1 C.
That temperature was reached twice — on July 15, 1919, and July 25, 1933.
While Calgarians basked in the record-setting heat, things got even hotter in other parts of the province. Many communities in southern Alberta broke the 40 C mark.
Environment Canada listed the provincial hotspot at a blistering 40.8 C in Barnwell. In fact, Barnwell saw the highest temperature recorded in the entire country.
The heat is expected to die down over the weekend, however, as Environment Canada forecasts a cold front sweeping through Alberta.
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