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It's really cold in the Okanagan, just not record-breaking cold

Some parts of Okanagan Lake have been frozen over for more than a week, like this area off Gyro Beach in Kelowna.
January 11, 2017 - 1:00 PM

OKANAGAN – It's been more than four decades since we've had a Jan. 11 this cold.

Environment Canada says the temperature at 8 a.m. in Kelowna and Vernon was -24 Celsius. The last time it was that cold on this day was 42 years ago when it dropped to -26 C. The all-time record was set in 1909 when the overnight low temperature of -30 C.

It hasn't been as cold in the South Okanagan, but it's still pretty chilly. Penticton hasn’t gone below -15 C in the last 24 hours.

Kelowna and Vernon should see consistently cold temperatures for the rest of the week with lows of between -10 C and -19 C, but gradually warming by the weekend. Temperatures could climb above the freezing mark in the Central and North Okanagan next week.

Penticton and the South Okanagan will experience a low of -16 C tonight, but it should also warm up significantly as the week goes on.

The good news is while it's cold, there is no snow in the Okanagan forecast until Tuesday next week.

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