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iN VIDEO: Window of home north of Kamloops shatters in cold

A screenshot captured from a video taken by Jennifer Rostad of her shattered window. She lives in Pinantan Lake, just outside of Kamloops and says her bedroom window shattered in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 from freezing cold temperatures.
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February 05, 2019 - 5:00 PM

KAMLOOPS — If you want to know how cold it was just 30 minutes outside of Kamloops last night, just ask Jennifer Rostad of Pinantan Lake.

Rostad, 34, says she was in bed trying to fall asleep as she heard the loud cold wind howling outside her window.

Arctic air hit the Kamloops area over the weekend bringing plunging temperatures and snow.

Rostad says she was finally able to get her eyes closed when she heard a loud bang. Her bedroom window suddenly shattered from the freezing cold.

“I was just trying to sleep, it happened around four in the morning,” she says. “It shocked me, I actually thought that somebody had thrown a rock at the window because it was that loud.”

Rostad says she wasn't the only one spooked.

“It woke up my two cats and dog, they went jumping in the air and went running,” she says. "It freaked everybody in the house."

Rostad says when she checked the temperature last night it was around -35 but felt like it was in the -40s.

“The cold was shocking, it was such a temperature drop,” she says. "It was absolutely cold, you go outside and you can't breathe it was so cold."

The cold weather is expected to continue this week in Kamloops with windy conditions and cold temperatures creating a frostbite risk.

For Rostad, she says she expected her first winter in the small community of Pinantan Lake to be cold, but this was a little more than what she expected.

“Winter in Pinantan finally came,’’ she says.

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