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7 new record highs set in Alberta amid balmy December weather

A golfer walks a cart path while playing a round at the Shaganappi Point golf course in Calgary, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023. Above average temperatures and a lack of snow has allowed some golf courses to open for play.  (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh) A golfer walks a cart path while playing a round at the Shaganappi Point golf course in Calgary, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023. Above average temperatures and a lack of snow has allowed some golf courses to open for play. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)
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Though we're just two weeks away from the first official day of winter, seven communities in Alberta set new weather records on Tuesday thanks to the balmy temperatures.

Of the places that broke records, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) says Bow Island had the hottest daytime high with 18.6 C.

The following areas set a daily maximum temperature record on Dec. 5, according to ECCC: 

Bow Island

  • New record of 18.6 C
  • Old record of 12.8 C set in 1962
  • Records in this area have been kept since 1961

Crowsnest

  • New record of 9.5 C
  • Old record of 8 C set in 1987
  • Records in this area have been kept since 1965

Esther

  • New record of 12.1 C
  • Old record of 10.5 C set in 1988
  • Records in this area have been kept since 1985

Hendrickson Creek

  • New record of 7.9 C
  • Old record of 6.8 C set in 2000
  • Records in this area have been kept since 1995

Milk River

  • New record of 16.6 C
  • Old record of 9.6 C set in 2020
  • Records in this area have been kept since 1994

Sundre Area

  • New record of 15.5 C
  • Old record of 6.7 C set in 1999
  • Records in this area have been kept since 1993

Taber

  • New record of 17.2 C
  • Old record of 13 C set in 1988
  • Records in this area have been kept since 1947

Waterton Park

  • New record of 14.3 C
  • Old record of 12.5 C set in 2020
  • Records in this area have been kept since 1976

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