Cold snap in southern Alberta

If you live in and around Lethbridge you have had to put up with some bitterly cold temperatures over the past few days. Environment Canada issued another extreme cold weather warning for southern Alberta. This week an arctic air mass is coming in from Canada’s North Pole. Alysa Pederson, a Meteorologist from Environment Canada, says there were records broken during our recent cold snap.

“Our coldest day looks to be this morning into Thursday morning. I can say though with this cold snap we did have a brief little break there on the weekend for the start of 2022. On December 27th was the first bit of this cold snap that we’re in the middle of. We had 15 records broken. There’s individual days within this cold snap that have been extremely record breaking.”

Environment Canada says a reprieve is on the way for southern Alberta. The chinook winds will be blowing into our region next week and we should get back up 14 degrees on Monday.

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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