January 30, 2014 - 9:47 AM
KAMLOOPS — The dream that spring had sprung early is over. A dump of snow is being followed by cold temperatures and some even colder winds over the next week.
More snow fell overnight and at higher elevations in the city resulting in a couple inches of snow accumulation. Thanks to the strong winds that began just after midnight small drifts have also formed in areas.
Temperatures are expected to reach just below the normal of 1 Celsius today with winds steady around 30 kilometres per hour but will decline over the weekend as temperatures drop to -7 C for the start of the week. Lows this week are also expected to drop to as cold as -12 C overnight.
Normal lows at this time of year are -6 C. We have seen temperatures drop into the -30s in the past though you do have to go back to anywhere between 45 and 121 years to find those record low temperatures.
So far in 2014 we have seen temperatures reach above 10 C and drop as low as -10.9 C. The average high over the month has been just above 1 C while the average low sits just above -3 C.
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