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iN PHOTOS: Stunning photos of Christmas Eve sunrise in Okanagan, Kamloops

The sunrise this morning, Dec. 24, in the Kamloops area.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Tracy Shields
December 24, 2020 - 11:00 AM

Social media feeds in the Thompson-Okanagan are full of photos of the beautiful sunrise this Christmas Eve morning, Dec. 24.

Environment Canada meteorologist Doug Lundquist said in a previous interview with iNFOnews the sky colours during those morning and evening periods of the day “can be incredible."

And it is largely due to the region's mountainous terrain.

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“It’s partly because we get cloud coming in bands into the Interior. The mountains get in the way and break the cloud up. It’s kind of like shrapnel,” Lundquist said.

When a weather system hits the coast, it remains intact, but by the time it gets to us, it’s been torn apart by the mountains in between.

The sunrise in Knutsford this morning, Dec. 24.
The sunrise in Knutsford this morning, Dec. 24.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/April Fellows

The sunrise in Penticton this morning, Dec. 24.
The sunrise in Penticton this morning, Dec. 24.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Emily Wigley

The Sun Peaks sunrise, Dec. 24.
The Sun Peaks sunrise, Dec. 24.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Kristen Heather McEachern

The sunrise in Kamloops, Dec. 24.
The sunrise in Kamloops, Dec. 24.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ Mandi Cunningham

The Kamloops sunrise, Dec. 24.
The Kamloops sunrise, Dec. 24.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Mike McDonell

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