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Alberta sets another 23 new record lows over past 2 days as cold snap continues

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Environment Canada says 23 new record lows were set in Alberta on Tuesday and Wednesday as a prolonged cold snap continues throughout the province.

A total of 53 records have been broken since the cold outbreak began, the national weather agency said.

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Of the 11 communities with new or tied record lows on Wednesday, the coldest was in Hendrickson Creek, which saw temperatures drop to -41.6 C — breaking the area’s previous record for that day of -39.1 C, set in 2019.

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The record low temperatures seen throughout the province on Feb. 10 include:

Bow Island 
New record of -34.2 C
Old record of -30.9 C set in 2018
Records in this area have been kept since 1961

Cardston 
Tied record of -35.6 C set in 1939
Records in this area have been kept since 1918

Claresholm 
New record of -33.8 C
Old record of -33.1 set in 2019
Records in this area have been kept since 1951

Coronation 
New record of -35.8 C
Old record of -35.2 C set in 1985
Records in this area have been kept since 1912

Drumheller 
New record of -37.7 C
Old record of -33.0 C set in 2018
Records in this area have been kept since 1923

Hendrickson Creek 
New record of -41.6 C
Old record of -39.1 C set in 2019
Records in this area have been kept since 1995

Milk River 
New record of -36.0 C
Old record of -29.5 C set in 2018
Records in this area have been kept since 1994

Nordegg 
New record of -38.3 C
Old record of -37.8 C set in 1922
Records in this area have been kept since 1915

Pincher Creek 
New record of -34.2 C
Old record of -33.6 C set in 2019
Records in this area have been kept since 1893

Sundre
New record of -38.2 C
Old record of -35.0 C set in 2014
Records in this area have been kept since 1993

Taber 
New record of -33.8 C
Old record of -33.7 C set in 2018
Records in this area have been kept since 1947

Of the 12 communities with new record lows on Tuesday, the coldest was in Hendrickson Creek, which saw temperatures drop to -45.3 C — breaking the area’s previous record of -44.3 C, set in 2019.

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The record low temperatures seen throughout the province on Feb. 9 include:

Banff
New record of -38.7 C
Old record of -37.8 C set in 1939
Records in this area have been kept since 1887

Bow Island
New record of -33.5 C
Old record of -32.7 C set in 2018
Records in this area have been kept since 1961

Cardston
New record of -37.9 C
Old record of -37.8 C set in 1939
Records in this area have been kept since 1918

Claresholm
New record of -35.7 C
Old record of -32.8 C set in 2018
Records in this area have been kept since 1951

Cochrane
New Record of -35.7 C
Old Record of -34.9 C set in 1985
Records in this area have been kept since 1984

Drumheller
New record of -37.4 C
Old record of -35.5 C set in 1985
Records in this area have been kept since 1923

Hendrickson Creek
New record of -45.3 C
Old record of -44.3 C set in 2019
Records in this area have been kept since 1995

High River
New record of -33.8 C
Old record of -30.9 C set in 2019
Records in this area have been kept since 1913

Milk River 
New record of -36.8 C
Old record of -30.7 C set in 2018
Records in this area have been kept since 1994

Sundre
New record of -39.6 C
Old record of -37.7 C set in 2018
Records in this area have been kept since 1993

Taber
New record of -35.9 C
Old record of -35.4 C set in 2018
Records in this area have been kept since 1947

Waterton Park
New record of -40.2 C
Old record of -33.8 C set in 2018
Records in this area have been kept since 1976

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As of 9 a.m. Thursday, all of Alberta remained under an extreme cold warning.

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Weather specialist Jodi Hughes said the warnings from Environment Canada are issued when ambient and/or wind chill values will reach at least -40 C for at least two hours.

“Occasionally they will also issue this type of warning when there is the potential for prolonged periods of dangerously cold conditions that are near that threshold,” she said.

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She said it’s likely Alberta will see even more record-breaking low temperatures.

“On Wednesday, the warmest temperature in Alberta was Banff, where it was just shy of -21 C,” she said. “Thursday morning, meanwhile, brought the coldest temperatures in Calgary in over a year.”

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