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Kamloops breaks record for the least snowfall ever recorded in January

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A mere 1.1 centimetre of snow fell in Kamloops in January.

That’s the least amount of snow ever recorded for January in Kamloops breaking the 1981 record of 1.4 cm, according to Ottawa-based Rolf’s Weather.

Rolf Campbell started posting weather data on Twitter for select Canadian cities that year, the Ottawa Citizen reported in 2015.

The site shows January as having the fourth lowest snow depth on record at 0.3 cm. The record, when there was no accumulated snow in Kamloops, was in 1981.

Is Rolf's Weather accurate?

Environment Canada doesn’t post snow depths but does show 1.1 cm of snow falling in Kamloops in January. It also recorded the same amount of snow for the second and third ranked months, so it does seems like Campbell got it right.

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The site also lists other interesting weather tidbits.

For example, Feb. 7 was the first time Kamloops hit 10 Celsius this year. Typically that happens Jan. 28, the site says. The earliest 10 C day recorded was Jan. 1 in both 1963 and 1997. The latest was March 31, 1904.

Kamloops had 24 days above the median temperature in January and had its lowest mean humidity for any Jan. 29 on record at 43.7%.

Rolf’s Weather has a list of accounts for 26 Canadian cities. Vernon is the only other city in the Interior of B.C. listed, while Vancouver and Victoria are the only other cities in B.C. included. It shows on Feb. 8, Vernon set a record high of 8.4 Celsius, breaking the 1945 record of 8.3 C.

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