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Winnipeg breaks 100-year-old weather record

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The warm weather in Winnipeg on Thursday put an end to an end 100-year-old temperature record in the city.

According to Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), Thursday’s high was 8.6 C at the Winnipeg airport and 7 C at The Forks. These are the warmest temperatures the city has experienced on Dec. 7 since 1923 when it was 5.6 C.

But Winnipeg wasn’t the only place that saw record-breaking temperatures for Dec. 7.

Pilot Mound reached 9.9 C, breaking its 2015 record of 8.6 C.

Emerson and Dominion City hit 9 C on Thursday, putting an end to the 2015 record of 7.7.

Steinbach also saw record-breaking warmth, reaching 8.7 C. The city’s previous record of 5 C was set in 1984.

A number of Manitoba communities also broke heat records on Wednesday, including Carberry, Deerwood and McCreary.

- With files from CTV’s Katherine Dow.

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