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High temperature records fall throughout the Thompson and Okanagan yesterday

Yesterday's warm temperatures broke records throughout the Thompson and Okanagan valleys. Unfortunately, those warm temperatures aren't sticking around today, with a forecast for heavy snow in Kamloops and the Okanagan.
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December 21, 2020 - 7:56 AM

Today’s snowy conditions promise to be a radical change from the balmy weather that set several records in the region yesterday.

Environment Canada’s weather summary says daily maximum records were set yesterday, Sunday, Dec. 20, in Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon, Summerland, Princeton, Merritt and Cache Creek.

In Kelowna, the old record of 8.9 Celsius, set in 1933, was broken with a high of 10.2 C set yesterday.

Records in Kelowna date back to 1899.

Penticton saw its old record of 10.6 C, set in 1933, broken yesterday with a new high of 13.6 C.

Yesterday was the warmest Dec. 20 since records began in Penticton in 1907.

Vernon’s previous high of 7.9 C, set in 2018, was bested with a high of 9.9 C set yesterday.

Summerland basked under a high of 12.3 C yesterday, which beat the old record for that community of 9.5 C, set in 1994.

Princeton saw the previous record high for Dec. 20 of 7.5 C, also set in 2018, beaten with a high of 8.9 C.

Merritt reached a high of 10 C yesterday, which was slightly higher than the previous record high for Dec. 20 of 9.9 C, set in 2018.

Cache Creek reached a high of 10.3 yesterday, better than the previous record of 10 C set in 1965.

It doesn’t appear too likely any high temperature records will be broken today in Kamloops and the Okanagan, as Environment Canada has issued snowfall warnings for Kamloops, Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton.

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