• Kyle Sooley-Brookings

Cold Weather Continues Grip on Western Canada


Current Conditions in Winnipeg at 8:00 am

Cold weather continues across the western half of Canada. Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan continue to break cold temperature records.


Across the three Prairie provinces and northern Ontario, wind chill between minus 40 and minus 50 will continue for the next several days. Areas of British Columbia under the extreme cold warning can see wind chill values between minus 35 and minus 45.


There are also Arctic outflow warnings in effect with wind chill values ranging from minus 10 to minus 20 this morning.


A warm-up is expected by mid next week.

Alberta

The following areas set a daily minimum temperature record on

Wednesday February 10, 2021. Values given in degrees Celsius.


Bow Island Area

New record of -34.2

Old record of -30.9 set in 2018

Records in this area have been kept since 1961


Cardston Area

Tied record of -35.6 set in 1939

Records in this area have been kept since 1918


Claresholm Area

New record of -33.8

Old record of -33.1 set in 2019

Records in this area have been kept since 1951


Coronation Area

New record of -35.8

Old record of -35.2 set in 1985

Records in this area have been kept since 1912


Drumheller Area

New record of -37.7

Old record of -33.0 set in 2018

Records in this area have been kept since 1923


Hendrickson Creek Area

New record of -41.6

Old record of -39.1 set in 2019

Records in this area have been kept since 1995


Milk River Area

New record of -36.0

Old record of -29.5 set in 2018

Records in this area have been kept since 1994


Nordegg Area

New record of -38.3

Old record of -37.8 set in 1922

Records in this area have been kept since 1915


Pincher Creek Area

New record of -34.2

Old record of -33.6 set in 2019

Records in this area have been kept since 1893


Sundre Area

New record of -38.2

Old record of -35.0 set in 2014

Records in this area have been kept since 1993


Taber Area

New record of -33.8

Old record of -33.7 set in 2018

Records in this area have been kept since 1947



British Columbia

The following areas will have set or tied a daily minimum

temperature record on Thursday February 11, 2021:


Burns Lake Area (Burns Lake Decker Lake)

Preliminary new record of -38.7

Old record of -37.2 set in 1975

Records in this area have been kept since 1949


Clinton Area (Clinton RCS)

Preliminary new record of -32.3

Old record of -27.2 set in 1975

Records in this area have been kept since 1974


Hope Area (Hope Airport)

Preliminary new record of -13.3

Old record of -11.1 set in 1939

Records in this area have been kept since 1936


Nakusp Area (Nakusp CS)

Preliminary new record of -14.2

Old record of -13.9 set in 2019

Records in this area have been kept since 1966


Puntzi Mountain Area (Puntzi Mountain (AUT))

Preliminary new record of -45.6

Old record of -36.7 set in 1975

Records in this area have been kept since 1959


Sparwood Area (Sparwood CS)

Preliminary new record of -30.5

Old record of -23.8 set in 2019

Records in this area have been kept since 1969


Squamish Area (Squamish Airport)

Preliminary new record of -7.9

Old record of -6.0 set in 1989

Records in this area have been kept since 1960


Tatlayoko Lake Area (Tatlayoko Lake RCS)

Preliminary new record of -34.3

Old record of -27.2 set in 1975

Records in this area have been kept since 1930


Whistler Area (Whistler - Nesters)

Currently tied record of -17.0 set in 2019

Records in this area have been kept since 1950


Williams Lake Area (Williams Lake A)

Preliminary new record of -32.2

Old record of -27.8 set in 1975

Records in this area have been kept since 1960


Yoho (National Park) Area (Yoho Park)

Preliminary new record of -34.0

Old record of -33.9 set in 1951

Records in this area have been kept since 1923


Saskatchewan

The following areas set a daily minimum temperature record on

Wednesday, February 10, 2021. Values given in degrees Celsius.


Collins Bay Area

New record of -40.9

Old record of -39.5 set in 1981

Records in this area have been kept since 1972


Key Lake Area

New record of -47.6

Old record of -45.5 set in 1994

Records in this area have been kept since 1976


Rockglen Area

New record of -31.9

Old record of -30.1 set in 2008

Records in this area have been kept since 1970


Southend Reindeer Area

New record of -44.1

Old record of -41.7 set in 1959

Records in this area have been kept since 1938


The following areas set a daily minimum temperature record on

Thursday, February 11, 2021. Values given in degrees Celsius.


Assiniboia Area

New record of -33.1

Old record of -32.3 set in 2018

Records in this area have been kept since 1965


Cypress Hills Area

New record of -33.6

Old record of -30.0 set in 1923

Records in this area have been kept since 1918


Elbow Area

New record of -37.7

Old record of -33.0 set in 1981

Records in this area have been kept since 1955


Kindersley Area

New record of -36.9

Old record of -34.4 set in 2018

Records in this area have been kept since 1942


Last Mountain Lake Area

New record of -37.7

Old record of -36.0 set in 1981

Records in this area have been kept since 1975


Meadow Lake Area

New record of -40.4

Old record of -39.7 set in 1979

Records in this area have been kept since 1959


Outlook Area

New record of -35.8

Old record of -35.6 set in 1922

Records in this area have been kept since 1915


Rockglen Area

New record of -33.3

Old record of -27.9 set in 2000

Records in this area have been kept since 1970


Rosetown Area

New record of -39.2

Old record of -37.8 set in 1936

Records in this area have been kept since 1913


Saskatoon Area

New record of -39.2

Old record of -38.9 set in 1905

Records in this area have been kept since 1900


Watrous Area

New record of -36.7

Old record of -35.0 set in 1955

Records in this area have been kept since 1953


Wynyard Area

New record of -36.4

Old record of -36.1 set in 1967

Records in this area have been kept since 1964


Yorkton Area

New record of -39.1

Old record of -37.2 set in 1967

Records in this area have been kept since 1941


Based on ECCC Data

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