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Weather record set in Kamloops, Okanagan communities just shy

Unseasonably warm temperatures have melted much of the snow on the ground, leaving behind a lot of puddles.
December 10, 2014 - 8:30 AM


THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - Kamloops was among a handful of B.C. communities to set new weather records as temperatures soared to above 14 Celsius Tuesday.

According to Environment Canada Kamloops reached a high of 14.2 C Tuesday, 3.6 degrees higher than the previous record that was set in 1896. Today we could see another record broken in Kamloops with a high of 13 C being forecast and a current record high of 12.8 C on the books, set nearly 50 years ago.

It reached 4.7 C in Vernon Tuesday and today we can expect a high of 7 C today and 6 C Thursday and Friday. These warmer temperatures come along with a 30-70 per cent chance of showers over the next three days and strong, gusty winds today. The current record for Dec. 10 in Vernon is 10.6 C.

Kelowna reached 8.9 C Tuesday and is forecast to see a high of 10 C forecast for today, 8 C Thursday and 6 C on Friday. The record high for Dec. 10 is 11.1 C. Rain is expected over the next three days in Kelowna, along with strong winds today and tomorrow.

Penticton also fell short of a record Tuesday, it reached 8.1 C, but today could be a bit closer with temperatures forecast to hit 11 C. The current record for Dec. 10 is 12.2 C. Thursday temperatures are expected to reach 10 C and will cool slightly to 6 C on Friday. Rain and wind will again accompany the warmer temperatures.

Kamloops will also remain above normal for the next couple of days but will also face a 40-60 per cent chance of showers along with windy conditions. Normal high temperatures across the region are 0 C at this time of year.

Drive B.C. is reporting slippery, slushy and even black ice conditions on some Interior highways. Freezing rain, along with a few flurries and rain showers, is expected at higher elevations today.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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