It was only last week I was posting about our brutal temperatures of -30°C/-22°F across Alberta with wind chills into the -38 to -45°C (-36 to -49°F) range.
On February 7, Edmontonians persevered through a temperature of -28°C/-18°F with a wind chill of -38°C/-36°F.
Red Deer, a city about an hour and a half south and situated in a valley, saw -35°C/-31°F with a wind chill of -45°C/-49°F.
Edmonton enjoyed a balmy +10°C/50°F, mostly in the sun. Valentine’s Day ❤ was hot!
The record for this day was +10.6°C/51.08°F set in 1907. We missed breaking the 110-year record by 0.3 degrees, according to the historical weather for this day on The Weather Network. Our temperature in Edmonton topped out at +10.3C/50.54°F.
February 15 — a record breaker!
Before the sun even came out from behind the clouds, close to 2:00 p.m., we saw 14°C/57°F!
We broke the record for this day, reaching 16.4°C/61.5°F.
“After just missing a new record on Valentine’s Day, Edmonton unofficially broke a record on Feb. 15 that stood for more than a century. The city reached 16.4 C Wednesday afternoon, topping the previous mark of 13.9 C set in 1916.” ~Global News, Edmonton
Spring-like February 15 a record-setter in Alberta
The seasonal average is around -3 to -4°C (24 to 26°F), though most Februaries can be much colder.