CALGARY - It's believed Alberta was the second coldest place on Earth Tuesday.
On its website wx-now.com, Weather Now listed Calgary - and several other Alberta sites - as among the coldest places in the world Tuesday morning, trailing only Antarctica.
David Phillips, senior climatologist with Environment Canada, said Calgary struck -30C, nearly matching a 110-year-old record for the coldest Nov. 23 ever when the mercury dropped to -32.2C.
The windchill, however, made the temperature feel like -41C.
"Alberta was colder than the North Pole," said Phillips on Tuesday.
"We're not seeing those temperatures in Russia, in Siberia ... I think the only competition is Antarctica.
"Alberta is definitely one of the coldest places on Earth today."
The coldest places in the province were Sundre, about 80 km north of Cochrane, and Hendrickson Creek, about 180 km east of Edson, which both hit -38C, said Phillips.
Coronation, about 170 km east of Red Deer, hit -36C with a windchill of -47C; Pollockville, about 250 km east of Calgary hit -35C with a windchill of -49C; and Drumheller hit -35C with a windchill of -41C.
Meantime Toronto's morning temperature was 14C and Ottawa's was 13C.