Heat Wave Hits Northern Communities

Monday, August 18, 2003 at 14:40




A couple of northern Saskatchewan communities experienced record-breaking temperatures over the weekend.


La Ronge smashed a 72-year-old record for heat on August 16th when the mercury hit 30.7 degrees Celsius on Saturday. The old record was 28.9 degrees.


In Stony Rapids, the high on Saturday was 32.5 degrees, also a new record. The old mark was 28.4 degrees, set in 1989.


Record temperatures were also set in Prince Albert and North Battleford on Saturday. In Prince Albert, the high was 36.5 degrees, breaking a record set in 1949. In North Battleford, the 38.3-degree-heat experienced there was a full 3 degrees hotter than the previous record for that date, which was set back in 1909.