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Manitobans soak up record-breaking heat

May 09, 2007
CANADA - the mercury climbed to RECORD-BREAKING LEVELS across southern and central Manitoba. At 5 p.m. CT, it was 31 C in Winnipeg. The city's previous record for May 9 was 30.7 C, set in 1992. Winnipeg isn't the only Manitoba locale to smash a heat record Wednesday. "We had RECORDS SET, for example, in Dauphin, at Gimli, at Swan River, at Fisher Branch, Gretna, Melita and even in central Manitoba." The town of Emerson, south of Winnipeg on the U.S. border, was Wednesday's Canadian hotspot at 31.7 C. Normal temperatures for the region are around 18 C.
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