In Canada, frosts break records, the temperature drops to minus 43

(ORDO NEWS) — Alberta has set 15 new record lows due to the “unseasonably cold” Arctic high pressure front. This is in addition to 26 new lows set over the weekend.

Of the 15 communities with new record lows on Monday, the coldest was Red Deer, where its thermometers dropped to -43.9 ° C (-47 ° F) and broke the city’s previous record of -40.6 ° C (-41F) set by in 1936 (solar minimum cycle 16).

Below is a complete list of Monday’s low temperature records:

Breton

New record -37.5C
Old record -32.0C set in 1994

Cold lake

New record -36.6C
Old record -35.8C set in 1994

Edmonton (at Edmonton International Airport)

New record -40.8C
Old record -35.8C set in 1979

Elk Island National Park

New record -40.9 ° C
Old record -35.6 ° C set in 1979

Hendrickson creek

New record -41.2C
Old record -35.5C set in 2017

High river

New record -33.2C
Old record -33.0C set in 1994

Highvale

New record -33.8 ° C
Old record -32.0 ° C set in 1979

Lac la biche

New record -39.2 ° C
Old record -38.9 ° C set in 1979

Lacombs

New record -40.5C
Old record set -39.4C in 1936

Milk river

New record -32.4C
Old record -31.7C set in 2017

Red deer

New record -43.9C
Old record -40.6C set in 1936

Red earth creek

New record -39.5C
Old record -35.8C set in 2019.

Taber.

New record -35.7C.
The old record was -35.5C, set in 1994.

Vegreville

New record -41.7 ° C
Old record -37.0 ° C set in 1994

Wainwright

New record -37.5 ° C
Old record -36.0C set in 1994.

And on Tuesday night, the province set a new record for electricity consumption when people turned on the heating in their homes.

Alberta Electricity System Operator (AESO) said 11,729 MW of electricity was used at around 7:00 pm on Tuesday, 31 MW higher than the previous record set in January last year.

Currently, 94% of Alberta’s electricity comes from fossil fuels.

Wind energy accounts for 7.7% of the capacity and generates 1.3% of the total output, while solar energy accounts for 0.0% of the capacity and produces 0.000% of the total output.

Canada imports 801 MW or 7.1%

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