The Arctic high pressure system that has held Western Canada in its icy grip is starting to ease off. Not before more records were broken Wednesday and this morning.

Additional Information

Temperature records were broken across Western Canada. In some cases by a substantial amount. See below for details.

March 12, 2009 (as of 9am EST)


Station New Record Old Record Year
Kindersley Airport -25.5C -19.7C 1989
Cranbrook -16.0C -15.6C 1976

March 11, 2009


Station New Record Old Record Year
Coronation -35.5C -34.4C 1956
Edmonton Airport -38.3C -30.6C 1970
Lloydminster -32.0C -30.6C 1956C
Cold Lake -36.4C -32.8C 1956
Pincher Creek -31.5C -29.4C 1950
Sundre Airport -33.4C -27.3C 2003
Claresholm -33.2C -26.1C 1962
Waterton Park -33.6C -18.9C 1967

March 10, 2009

British Columbia

Station New Record Old Record Year
Pitt Meadows -5.4C -5.0C 1985
Squamish -7.4C -3.9C 1962
Campbell River -8.4C -5.6C 1969
Kelowna -20.9C -18.9C 1951
Osoyoos -11.4C -5.9C 2006
Princeton -26.6C -22.2C 1951
Sparwood -23.6C -15.1C 2006
Clinton -28.2C* -16.1C 1975
Williams Lake -27.1C -22.8C 1925
Burns Lake -34.4C -30.0C 1956
Chetwynd -36.5C -30.7C 1987

*Monthly record: the lowest March temperature on record for that station.


Station New Record Old Record Year
Edmonton Airport -42.7C -29.4C 1975
Lloydminster -35.2C -29.2C 1998
Fort McMurray -39.9C -38.3C 1950
Cold Lake -39.6C -31.7C 1956
Slave lake -39.5C -33.9C 1956
Whitecourt Airport -36.4C -35.0C 1950
Peace River Airport -36.6C -33.3C 1951
Edson Airport -38.7C -37.2C 1951
High Level Airport -37.3C -36.0C 1987
Jasper -32.9C -31.7C 1951
Banff -31.3C -28.9C 1951
Waterton Park -25.8C -19.6C 1998
Sundre -32.3C -24.7C 2003
Rocky Mountain House -38.9C -35.6C 1951


Station New Record Old Record Year
Key Lake -46.0C -41.0C 1998
Meadow Lake Airport -42.4C -37.3C 1998
Stoney Rapids Airport -42.7C -41.1C 1968
la Ronge -38.5C -33.9C 1998
Assiniboia Airport -33.1C -29.7C 2002
Collins Bay -36.7C -34.0C 2004
Weyburn -32.1C -31.5C 2002
Nipawin Airport -34.0C -33.3C 1933
Elbow -31.8C -30.0C 1998
Watrous East -30.5C -29.7C 1998

canada temps marh 12 2009
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