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Penticton hit with light snow, hail

A bit of hail hit Penticton this afternoon. Earlier today the city was lightly dusted with snow.
March 18, 2013 - 3:11 PM

By Shannon Quesnel

Penticton's weather is changing rapidly today with cold winds, snow, then cloudy skies then hail. Then some sun. Then back to lightly falling hail.

Environment Canada called for a few wet flurries today ending near noon. It was hailing by 2:10 p.m.

Penticton residents on Twitter were commenting on the up-and-down weather pattern. Environment Canada meteorologist Matt MacDonald said this weather is not atypical for spring.

MacDonald said a “really unstable air mass” had moved over the area and added outside storm conditions were responsible.

He also called the weekend's weather “pretty interesting” with a high of 17 C on Friday and a lightning storm in Kelowna on Saturday.

For the rest of the week Environment Canada said it will be mainly sunny on Tuesday with a high of 10 C. On Wednesday there is a 40 per cent chance of rain. Thursday's chances of rain climb to 60 per cent. Friday's forecast is sunny with clouds and a high of 7 C. Saturday and Sunday are neck-and-neck with both days calling for sunny with clouds and a high of 11 C.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Shannon Quesnel at or call 250-488-3065.

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