Environment Canada releases temperatures reached on Sept. 11, 2022. (File photo)

Environment Canada releases temperatures reached on Sept. 11, 2022. (File photo)

Red Deer and central Alberta break heat records

Late season heat

Temperature records were broken in many parts of central Alberta, including the Red Deer area, on Sunday.

Data from Environment Canada showed the Red Deer area reached 29.3 C to squeak by the old record of 29.2 C set in 2017.

Records in the area have been kept since 1904.

Elsewhere in central Alberta the Stettler, Sundre, and Coronation and Camrose areas also set records.

The Stettler area climbed to 32.3 C to surpass the old record of 30.0 C set in 1944, where records have been kept since 1918

The Sundre area hit 31.0 C to exceed the old record of 29.1 C set in 2017, where records have been kept since 1993.

The Coronation area reached 32.0 C to break the old record of 30.0 C set in 1958, where records have been kept since 1912.

The Camrose area hit 28.8 C to break the old record of 28.3 C set in 1958, where records have been kept since 1921.

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Environment Canada says the temperature records reported were derived from a selection of historical stations in each geographic area that were active during the period of record.

The summary may contain preliminary, or unofficial information, and does not constitute a complete or final report.



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