November’s mild and drier weather will carry on through to Friday with a high of 14C forecast for Red Deer — making for comfortable conditions during Remembrance Day ceremonies.
Red Deer has seen some warm temperatures since November arrived with one record being broken so far. Overall though it hasn’t been much of a year for breaking records.
November has offered a number of days well above zero Celsius, and the record being broken on Tuesday (Nov. 8). The warmest day of the month so far, a fall day turned into a summer day with a high of 22.6C. The previous record was set in 1961 at 13.9C.
On Nov. 2, the high at Red Deer Airport was 11C. On Nov. 3 and 4, the daytime highs were the same at 18.6C. The record for Nov. 3 was set in 1949 at 20.6C, and for Nov. 4 it was 22.8C in 1975.
On Nov. 5 it was 19.7C, just one degrees off matching the record, which was set in 1980 at 20.7C.
Other set day records so far in 2016 were: April 18, highest temperature, 24.8C; May 3, highest temperature, 27.9C; June 7, lowest temperature, -0.7C.
Information from Environment and Climate Change Canada.