Grande Prairie and Peace River both set heat records today. Unofficially, it reached 11.1 degrees in the Swan City during the 2 p.m. hour, passing the old record of 9.4 set in 1931. That’s only eight years after data started being collected.
In Peace River, it only reached 7.2 degrees, but that was enough to best the old record of 6.9 set in 2013. Environment Canada says mild Pacific air flowing west across the province led to several new daily record highs in Alberta. Whitecourt tied with Edmonton, Calgary and Sundre for the hottest spot at 16-point-4 degrees.