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Some Red Deerians cooled down this summer at Beat the Heat pop up spray parks. (Photo contributed)

12th warmest summer for Red Deer

Above avearge temperatures in the forecast

 

Red Deerians didn’t see much rain in July. (File photo by Advocate staff)

7th driest July for Red Deer

Wettest month for city doesn’t live up to its reputation

 

Scientists are learning how to quickly estimate the contribution of climate change to extreme weather events like the wildfires, floods and heat waves sweeping much of the globe this summer. An aerial view of a burned section of the East Prairie Metis Settlement, Alta., Tuesday, July 4, 2023.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘You’ve got to move fast’: Science learns to quickly link extreme weather and climate

In 2003, a paper was published suggesting science could do better

 

People stand at the edge of floodwater as vehicles are seen abandoned in water following a major rain event in Halifax on Saturday, July 22, 2023. A long procession of intense thunderstorms have dumped record amounts of rain across a wide swath of Nova Scotia, causing flash flooding, road washouts and power outages. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

2 children among four missing after record-breaking Nova Scotia downpours

The children were with three other people in a car in West Hants

People stand at the edge of floodwater as vehicles are seen abandoned in water following a major rain event in Halifax on Saturday, July 22, 2023. A long procession of intense thunderstorms have dumped record amounts of rain across a wide swath of Nova Scotia, causing flash flooding, road washouts and power outages. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Residents in the Halifax region are being warned to stay off the roads because of extensive damage caused by torrential downpours and flash flooding, with little reprieve in sight. (Black Press - file photo)

Halifax-area roads damaged by heavy rainfall, with more rain forecasted

Environment Canada has issued rainfall warnings for much of the province

Residents in the Halifax region are being warned to stay off the roads because of extensive damage caused by torrential downpours and flash flooding, with little reprieve in sight. (Black Press - file photo)
Environment Canada says a special air quality statement is in place for the Red Deer area. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Environment Canada says a special air quality statement is in place for the Red Deer area. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Environment and Climate Change Canada issued a heat warning for Red Deer June 29, 2023. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)

Heat warning issued for Red Deer

Take precautions to protect against heat exhaustion

Environment and Climate Change Canada issued a heat warning for Red Deer June 29, 2023. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)
Red Deer should see a high of 15 C on Wednesday and mix of sun and cloud, along with a 30 percent chance of showers in the afternoon and a risk of a thunderstorm. (Photo by Advocate Staff)

Rainfall for Red Deer slightly above normal for June

Daytime highs of about 20 C to return this week

Red Deer should see a high of 15 C on Wednesday and mix of sun and cloud, along with a 30 percent chance of showers in the afternoon and a risk of a thunderstorm. (Photo by Advocate Staff)
A heat warning was issued for the Red Deer region by Environment and Climate Change Canada on June 7, 2023. (Photo by BLACK PRESS)
A heat warning was issued for the Red Deer region by Environment and Climate Change Canada on June 7, 2023. (Photo by BLACK PRESS)
Willem, Preslie, Mila, Maks and Lexi were active by running through the dancing water fountain at Capstone the day before a heat warning was declared in the city by Environment Canada. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

May was the hottest on record in Red Deer

Red Deer sets new average temperature record

Willem, Preslie, Mila, Maks and Lexi were active by running through the dancing water fountain at Capstone the day before a heat warning was declared in the city by Environment Canada. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Children cool off in the Salmon Street Springs fountain in downtown Portland, Ore., as a spring heat wave sweeps across the metro area, Saturday, May 13, 2023. (Sean Meagher/The Oregonian via AP)

Unusually early heat wave in Pacific Northwest tests records

Temperature at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport was 28.9 C as of mid-afternoon Saturday

Children cool off in the Salmon Street Springs fountain in downtown Portland, Ore., as a spring heat wave sweeps across the metro area, Saturday, May 13, 2023. (Sean Meagher/The Oregonian via AP)
Sandra and Eric De Clerck are waiting to find out if they will receive disaster relief funding to stabilize their property. A large section of their backyard broke away, sunk and slid down towards a treed escarpment. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Red Deerians still waiting for disaster relief from last summer’s heavy rain

About 300 local residents and property owners seek provincial funding for damages

Sandra and Eric De Clerck are waiting to find out if they will receive disaster relief funding to stabilize their property. A large section of their backyard broke away, sunk and slid down towards a treed escarpment. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Red Deerians were at Bower Ponds enjoying the unseasonably warm temperatures on May 2, 2023. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Red Deerians were at Bower Ponds enjoying the unseasonably warm temperatures on May 2, 2023. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Red Deerians should not pack away their winter clothes just yet because March will be colder than normal according to Environment and Climate Change Canada. (File photo by ADVOCATE staff)
Red Deerians should not pack away their winter clothes just yet because March will be colder than normal according to Environment and Climate Change Canada. (File photo by ADVOCATE staff)
Red Deer road crews did some prep work on Thursday night on hills and bridges and roads near Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre in advance of icy conditions on Friday (Advocate file photo).

Red Deer motorists wake up to icy roads

Call Red Deer Parks and Public Works at 403-342-8238 to report road issues

Red Deer road crews did some prep work on Thursday night on hills and bridges and roads near Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre in advance of icy conditions on Friday (Advocate file photo).
Red Deer had several days in November when temperatures were below normal. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Red Deer had several days in November when temperatures were below normal. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Red Deerians enjoyed higher temperatures frequently during October. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Red Deerians enjoyed higher temperatures frequently during October. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Environment Canada releases temperatures reached on Sept. 11, 2022. (File photo)
Environment Canada releases temperatures reached on Sept. 11, 2022. (File photo)
Willem, Preslie, Mila, Maks and Lexi were active by running through the dancing water fountain at Capstone the day before a heat warning was declared in the city by Environment Canada. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Heat warning issued for Red Deer and central Alberta

Temperatures to remain high until the weekend

Willem, Preslie, Mila, Maks and Lexi were active by running through the dancing water fountain at Capstone the day before a heat warning was declared in the city by Environment Canada. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Red Deer averages 173 mm of rain in June

Precipitation data collected by City of Red Deer

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito