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Brace for temperatures 'not seen in years' Environment Canada warns Southern Interior

There won't be much you can do with this week's temperatures. Here a couple scales a frozen waterfall.
January 11, 2020 - 8:32 AM

Environment Canada is warning Southern Interior residents that the mercury is expected to drop significantly.

In a special weather statement issued for the South Thompson, Nicola, Similkameen, Okanagan, Shuswap, Boundary and North Thomspson, Environment Canada warns that a bitterly cold air awaits.

"An extremely cold arctic airmass in the far north will make its way southward this weekend. This airmass will first move across the central interior on today and then across the south on Sunday," the national weather agency reported.

"Temperatures will plummet to values not seen in years. With strong north winds, it is expected that wind chill values will reach between - 30 C and minus - 40 C through the central interior by Sunday morning and down to - 30 C in the Columbias and southwest interior by Monday morning. Most of the Kootenays won't reach really cold wind chill values until Monday night."

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