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Red Deer unofficially breaks temperature record Wednesday

This past Wednesday was the hottest Sept. 28 on record for the Red Deer area, according to unofficial data released by Environment Canada.

The temperature got as warm as 28.4 C on Wednesday, which is 0.1 C than the previous record of 28.3 C, which was set back in 1909. Records have been kept in the Red Deer area since 1904.

Red Deer was one of 31 Alberta communities that broke daily temperature records on Wednesday. A few other central Alberta communities broke records as well.

Drumheller hit 32.1 C, which is 2.1 C warmer than the previous record set in 1949. The Lacombe area hit 29 C, which is slightly hotter than the previous 28.9 C record, which was also set in 1949.

Nordegg’s previous record, 24.5 C set in 2017, was topped when temperatures his 26 C. Stettler beat its previous record of 28 C, set in 1998, by reaching 29.1 C.

Sundre reached a temperature of 27.4 C, which was 0.4 C warmer than the previous record, set in 2012. Three Hills’ new record is 30.1 C – the previous record was 29.4 C, set in 1949.

The summary data of Wednesday’s temperatures, released on Thursday, may contain preliminary or unofficial information, Environment Canada noted. Therefore is does not constitute a complete or final report.

The temperature reported records have been derived from a selection of historical stations in each geographical area that were active during the period of record.

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