Rocky breaks August heat records two days in a row

By Jessie Weisner (Twitter: @Jessie__Weisner)
August 13, 2018 - 11:33am

Rocky Mountain House broke not one, but two August heat records thanks to last week’s scorching temperatures.

According to Environment Canada, a new record of 33.7 was set on Thursday, Aug. 9, breaking the previous record of 32.9 in 2006.

The new benchmark didn’t last long though as the temperature peaked at 34.2 on Friday.

The previous daily record for Aug. 10, which was also broken, was 32.0 which was set in 1983.

The two days mark the hottest August temperatures the town has experienced in 103 years or record-keeping.

However, the blazing highs didn’t beat the all-time heat record for Rocky, which is still 36.1 degrees Celsius set on July 3, 1924.

In addition to Rocky Mountain House, Environment Canada says 27 other cities and towns around Alberta broke heat records on Friday.

Red Deer set a new all-time high, hitting 36.3 degrees.

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