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Remembrance Day weather in Okanagan, Kamloops could be best of the week

Environment Canada meteorologist Doug Lundquist says Kamloops and the Okanagan saw highly variable amounts of snow overnight and this morning, Nov. 10, 2020.
November 10, 2020 - 5:09 PM

The weather for Remembrance Day tomorrow in Kamloops and the Okanagan is looking pretty good compared to the dump of snow the region just received and another snowfall expected Friday.

The forecast is calling for a mix of sun and cloud for Remembrance Day with a daytime high of around 4 Celsius.

Environment Canada meteorologist Doug Lundquist says Kamloops and the Okanagan saw highly variable amounts of snow overnight and this morning, Nov. 10, with two centimetres in South Okanagan and up to 20 cm falling in the Joe Ridge area of Kelowna. Kamloops reported only a couple of centimetres while Vernon saw 3.6 cm fall.

“There is another snow event expected by Friday, although we could start seeing its effects late Thursday,” Lundquist says.

This second system will be accompanied by warmer air. Lundquist says the amounts of snow expected should be similar to what just fell with higher amounts on high terrain and maybe a bit less in the valley bottoms.

Elevation may also be key when it comes to how much snow remains on the ground, as temperatures are expected to hover around the freezing mark through most of the week.

Looking at weather from a national point of view, the weather in the Thompson-Okanagan could probably be considered middle of the road.

Back east in Ontario, it’s much harder to tell the country is headed into the winter season, as new all-time daily high temperature records were set today in many cities.

Collingwood, Ontario made it to 26 C today, one of the warmest temperatures ever seen in November in the province, according to The Weather Network.

Prairie residents, however, know it is winter. Between 20 to 40 cm of snow fell near Edmonton on the weekend, and Kindersley, Saskatchewan received 47.6 cm of snow as several roads were shut down from poor visibility and drifting snow, The Weather Network reported.

Environment Canada is calling for clearing skies in Kamloops for Remembrance Day tomorrow with a daytime high of 4 C and a low of -3 C.

It’s expected to be 2 C under cloudy skies in Vernon tomorrow, 2 C under clearing conditions in Kelowna and 5 C under a mix of sun and cloud in Penticton, with all three cities dropping to -3 C overnight.

The precipitation starts up again on Thursday, with a chance of flurries in Kamloops and periods of rain expected in the Okanagan.

Snow or rain is predicted for Kamloops and the Okanagan on Friday with a high of 6 C and a low of 3 C expected in Kamloops.

Temperatures in the Okanagan are expected to remain steady around 3 C on Friday and overnight.


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