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More Cold Temperature Records Broken


Laurissa Anyas-Weiss, content producer

March 12, 2009 — The Arctic high pressure system that has held Western Canada in its icy grip is starting to ease off. Not before more records were broken Wednesday and this morning.

Temperature records were broken across Western Canada. In some cases by a substantial amount. See below for details.

March 12, 2009 (as of 9am EST)

Alberta

StationNew RecordOld RecordYear
Kindersley Airport-25.5C-19.7C1989
Cranbrook-16.0C-15.6C1976

March 11, 2009

Alberta

StationNew RecordOld RecordYear
Coronation-35.5C-34.4C1956
Edmonton Airport-38.3C-30.6C1970
Lloydminster-32.0C-30.6C1956C
Cold Lake-36.4C-32.8C1956
Pincher Creek-31.5C-29.4C1950
Sundre Airport-33.4C-27.3C2003
Claresholm-33.2C-26.1C1962
Waterton Park-33.6C-18.9C1967

March 10, 2009

British Columbia

StationNew RecordOld RecordYear
Pitt Meadows-5.4C-5.0C1985
Squamish-7.4C-3.9C1962
Campbell River-8.4C-5.6C1969
Kelowna-20.9C-18.9C1951
Osoyoos-11.4C-5.9C2006
Princeton-26.6C-22.2C1951
Sparwood-23.6C-15.1C2006
Clinton-28.2C*-16.1C1975
Williams Lake-27.1C-22.8C1925
Burns Lake-34.4C-30.0C1956
Chetwynd-36.5C-30.7C1987

*Monthly record: the lowest March temperature on record for that station.

Alberta

StationNew RecordOld RecordYear
Edmonton Airport-42.7C-29.4C1975
Lloydminster-35.2C-29.2C1998
Fort McMurray-39.9C-38.3C1950
Cold Lake-39.6C-31.7C1956
Slave lake-39.5C-33.9C1956
Whitecourt Airport-36.4C-35.0C1950
Peace River Airport-36.6C-33.3C1951
Edson Airport-38.7C-37.2C1951
High Level Airport-37.3C-36.0C1987
Jasper-32.9C-31.7C1951
Banff-31.3C-28.9C1951
Waterton Park-25.8C-19.6C1998
Sundre-32.3C-24.7C2003
Rocky Mountain House-38.9C-35.6C1951

Saskatchewan

StationNew RecordOld RecordYear
Key Lake-46.0C-41.0C1998
Meadow Lake Airport-42.4C-37.3C1998
Stoney Rapids Airport-42.7C-41.1C1968
la Ronge-38.5C-33.9C1998
Assiniboia Airport-33.1C-29.7C2002
Collins Bay-36.7C-34.0C2004
Weyburn-32.1C-31.5C2002
Nipawin Airport-34.0C-33.3C1933
Elbow-31.8C-30.0C1998
Watrous East-30.5C-29.7C1998

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