Temperature records fall across Prairies

By Geoff Smith (@smithco on Twitter)
February 16, 2017 - 9:01am

LETHBRIDGE - Remember 1991?

That was a record-breaking February 15, but southern Alberta topped it this year. According to Environment Canada, Lethbridge reached a high temperature of 15 on Wednesday, unofficially beating 1991's record of 14.

In addition, Vauxhall reached 14.9, edging out the record of 14.8 set in 2002. At the park gates at Waterton, Wednesday's 12.8 beat the record of 12.0 in 1991. Claresholm reached 16.1, beating the record of 15.4 set in 1952.

Several records were set elsewhere in Alberta, including Calgary and Edmonton, as well as in Saskatchewan.

Thursday's record high for Lethbridge is 17.2, set in 1907, and appears to be safe, with a forecast high of 14.

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