How high will the temperature go?

Environment Canada is suggesting the mercury will reach 36 C in Calgary on Friday, breaking the record high for any Aug. 10.

But some local meteorologists are predicting it could creep even higher and possibly reach the hottest temperature mark Calgary has ever recorded. The current record for the highest temperature ever recorded in Calgary is 36.1 C, a mark reached on both July 15, 1919 and July 25, 1933. A few local weather experts expect to see that record broken on Friday, but Environment Canada says wildfire smoke could deflect some of the heat.

The normal high for this time of the year? About 23.4 C.

Throughout the day we’ll be documenting how people are coping, or not, with what could be Calgary’s hottest day ever.


First, some numbers

It’s a hot day in Calgary. A record-breaker in fact and we could break two records tomorrow. One for August 10th, as well as the all-time record high. #yyc #recordheat #heatwarning

— Paul Dunphy (@paul_dunphy) August 9, 2018

While today is expected to be the hottest day of this week’s heat wave, Thursday was a scorcher as well. According to Environment Canada, record high temperatures for the date of Aug. 9 were set in multiple locations, including Banff, Calgary, Claresholm, Coronation, Drumheller, Jasper, Pincher Creek, Red Deer, Rocky Mountain House, Sundre, Vauxhall, and Waterton Park.

Of these locations, the hottest was Drumheller, which hit an eye-popping 37.2 C, breaking the old record of 35 C set in 1940.

Calgary hit 34 C Thursday, breaking an old record of 32.7 set on Aug. 9, 1991.


Eggs, anyone?

Later today, Postmedia videographer Kerianne Sproule will test just how hot it is in Calgary. She’ll try to fry an egg on the sidewalk, bake a few cookies and melt a few …read more

Source:: Calgary Herald


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