Amazing cold in Alberta

All-time cold temperature records for March were shattered in Alberta yesterday.

At Edmonton International Airport, the thermometer dropped to -41.5 C, breaking the previous March low of -29.4 C set in 1975.  That is amazing considering new records are usually set by only a degree or two.

Lloydminster hit -35.2 C, breaking its old March record of -29.2 C. Fort McMurray broke a record set in 1950 with a reading of -39.9 C.

And Cold Lake, Slave Lake, Whitecourt, Peace River, High Level, Jasper and Banff, and a handful of other communities obliterated old cold values, most from the 1950s or 1970s, two of the coldest decades on record in the province.

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