Record-breaking amounts of snow fell in Vernon and Kelowna on the weekend

OKANAGAN - Snowfall records were broken in two Okanagan cities this weekend.

Saturday’s massive dump blanketed Kelowna with 15.4 cm of snow, shattering the previous record of 7.6 cm set in 1951, Environment Canada meteorologist Cindy Yu says.

A whopping 24.8 cm fell in Vernon on Feb. 17, well above the 11.4 cm record in 1937.

Due to the large amount of snow that fell on Saturday and into Sunday, yet another record was set in Vernon on Feb. 18. On that day, there was 57 cm of snow measured on the ground — the most ever on the day. The previous record was 36 cm in 2009.

Despite the chill, there were no cold weather records broken over the weekend.

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