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Rainy, cool weekend sets new record in Kamloops

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June 15, 2020 - 10:41 AM

Kamloops residents face a couple more days of inclement weather, on the heels of a dismal weekend of cool temperatures and rain, before more seasonable conditions return.

Environment Canada meteorologist Doug Lundquist says although no daily precipitation records were broken over the weekend in Kamloops and the Okanagan, several cities saw record low, daily high temperatures on Saturday, June 13.

The daytime high in Kamloops on June 13 was 13.4 Celsius, which broke the previous record of 15 C in 1923.

Kelowna’s daytime high was 12.8 C, breaking the previous record of 13.8 C set in 1981.

Vernon recorded a daytime high temperature of 12.4 snapping the record of 12.5 C set in 1981. Vernon also had a new record low daily high temperature of 12.3 C on June 14, compared to the previous record of 15.3  C, set in 2004.

No records are available for Penticton.

While Kamloops is experiencing pretty much normal amounts of precipitation this month, that's not the case in the Central Okanagan, where Lundquist says Kelowna is already reporting more rain than it normally receive in the whole month of June.

“Kelowna’s had 49 millimetres. The city usually gets 46 mm in the whole month, so in half a month we have our monthly total," he says.

Summerland has also received more than it’s normal monthly total, with 47 mm this month, against that community’s average monthly precipitation of 36 mm.

"Kamloops has had 23 mm so far, where the city normally gets 37 mm for the whole month, so nothing too out of the ordinary," he says.

He's calling for improving conditions later in the week, but adds we're not out of the woods yet.

"This unsettled, wet weather pattern generally lingers into the first week of July," he says

Still, this past weekend wasn’t anywhere near as bad as the weather experienced in Alberta, where The Weather Network reported numerous funnel clouds were reported and golf-ball sized hail shattered windows, destroyed siding and dented vehicles in and around Calgary. Several centimetres of snow also fell on the Coquihalla Highway this weekend.

Environment Canada says today, June 15, Kamloops residents should see increasing clouds this morning with a 30 per cent chance of showers late this morning and early afternoon. Winds should be southeast at 20 km/h late this morning with a high today of 18 C and a low of 11 C. There’s a 60 per cent chance of showers overnight.

Tuesday should be mainly cloudy with a 60 per cent chance of showers in the morning and a high of 22 C. Skies should clear overnight with a low to 11 C.

Skies should remain clear on Wednesday through Friday with highs actually reaching above seasonal norms with 27 C Wednesday, 28 C on Thursday and 30 C on Friday.

The weekend looks pretty good at this point as well, with the forecast calling for a mix of sun and cloud and highs of 28 C on Saturday and 29 C on Sunday.

Normal temperatures this time of year in Kamloops are highs of 25 C and lows of 12 C.

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