Lethbridge, Claresholm, and Waterton all setting new record high temperatures for the middle of May.
A number of new high temperature records have been set across southern Alberta this week. On Tuesday, a new record was set in Lethbridge with the mercury topping out at 30.2 degrees celcius. That just beat the old mark of 30 degrees even set way back on May 15th, 1944.
Claresholm and Pincher Creek fell just shy of setting new records Tuesday in those communities.
Claresholm, meanwhile did set a new record high on Monday (May 14) when the temperature hit 28.6 degrees, beating the old mark for May 14th of 27.5 set in 1997. Waterton also set a new record Monday with a temperature hitting 24.1. The old record was 23.8 set a few years ago in 2012.
Normal for this time of year is around 18 degrees.
- Pat Siedlecki