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Cold on the Prairies / Hot in the East


Laurissa Anyas-Weiss, content producer

May 22, 2009 — On Thursday, Eastern Canada enjoyed a preview of summer with records broken across the Maritimes. Meanwhile, the Prairies continued to feel the cold with records broken in Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Friday morning, Edmonton broke a 1992 record of -3.1C when temperatures dropped to -6C. Kindersley dropped to -3.7C breaking a 1995 record of -2.6C.

Low Temperature Records - May 21, 2009

With Frost Warnings issued again Thursday night, farmers in the Prairies are not happy with the way this spring is shaping up.

Alberta

StationNew RecordOld RecordYear
Coronation-3.6C-2.9C1987
Sundre Airport-5.0C-3.5C1989
Lacombe-3.5C-3.3C1918
High Level Airport-3.9C-2.8C1969
Peace River Airport-0.8C-2.2C1955

Saskatchewan

StationNew RecordOld RecordYear
Regina-6.2C-4.4C1918
Leader-3.8C-2.8C1963
Weyburn-2.7C-2.2C1963

Maritime Hot Spots

From Ontario east to the Maritimes, it was a preview of summer on Thursday with temperatures across the region reaching the mid to high 20's and even into the 30's. Temperatures have returned to seasonal norms but not before a few records were broken.

High Temperature Records for May21, 2009

StationNew RecordOld RecordYear
Greenwood, NS30.0C26.7C1975
Halifax Stanfield Airport, NS27.9C24.7C1986
Greater Moncton Airport, NB29.6C27.2C1951
Charlottetown Airport, PE26.1C24.8C2003

User Submitted Photo - 'winter again!!!', posted by: naina // May 21, 2009, Fort McMurray, Alberta Canada // Shot: May 20, 2009

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