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No Okanagan snowfall records broken in winter's first big dump

Some areas of Penticton woke up this morning, Jan. 23, 2019, to as much as 15 cm of snow overnight, Jan. 22, 2019.
January 23, 2019 - 10:59 AM

OKANAGAN - Even though the first signifcant snowfall of the winter overnight failed to break any records in the Okanagan, there was enough snow to make it the fifth snowiest Jan. 23 in Penticton and Kelowna.

Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning yesterday advising the Okanagan could have received up to 15 centimetres of snow overnight.

Environment Canada meteorologist Carmen Hartt says snow accumulations were highly variable throughout the valley with official totals of 2.5 centimetres in Vernon, 11 cm in Kelowna and 6 cm in Penticton.

She says temperatures overnight hovered near the freezing mark, affecting the compactness of the snow.

Records for the most snow on Jan. 23 go back to 1982 when Penticton received 23.2 cm and Kelowna 26 cm. Hartt says they don't have a historical snowfall record for Vernon for Jan. 23.

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