Starting the month of March usually brings more spring like weather, this year however will ring in March with the coldest temperatures in half a decade. Official forecasts for many areas expect temperatures to plunged well toward the -40C mark. Some model runs even hit at pockets of east-central Alberta dipping to an incredible -50C. There is a strong chance of at least 3 dozen stations shattering records by as much as 10 degrees and some even eclipsing all time records. There were some hints of a weak pacific push that could keep the sub -40s away form the Edmonton/Calgary corridor but the most recent model runs are pointing that being too late to prevent significant record lows.
Current all time Records that may be set Saturday morning
Close: within 5C of record
Break: Break record
Shatter: Break record by up to 10C
Annihilate: break record by more than 10C
Coronation: May shatter it’s all time low of -44.4C. And annihilate the March of of -35.6C record by 10 degrees.
Edmonton city centre: May come close to it’s all time March record of -36.1C set in 1939
Edmonton INTL: May come close a new March record of -42.7C set in 2009
Camrose: May break its all time March record of -42.8C set in 1951
Red Deer: May come close to it’s all time March record of -42.8C set in 1951
Loydminster: May shatter it’s all time March record of -36.7C set in 2003
Vegreville: May break it’s all time record of -42C set in 2003
Fort Mcmurray: May come close to it’s all time March record of -44.4C set in 1962
Calgary: May break it’s all time March record of -37.2C set in 1951
Stay tune for official report this Sunday, records could fall that day as well.