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Taste of spring on Sunday breaks temperature records in Salmon Arm, Clinton

It was unusually warm in the Kamloops and the Okanagan on Sunday with the above normal temperatures expected to continue for the next few days.
February 22, 2021 - 8:37 AM

There were hints of spring in the air this weekend as a couple of high temperature records were set in the Thompson-Okanagan region with more warm temperatures expected today.

Environment Canada says Clinton’s daytime high temperature of 6.7 Celsius yesterday, Feb. 21, was the highest temperature recorded for that community on that date since record keeping began in 1974. The previous high was 6.5 C, which was set in 1988.

Salmon Arm also set a new daily high temperature record yesterday with the mercury climbing to 11.8 C, which beat the previous high of 10.5 C set in 1978. That’s the highest temperature recorded for Feb. 21 in Salmon Arm since 1893.

The region’s four major cities were warm as well on Sunday.

Kamloops reached a high of 13.2 C, while in Vernon the mercury climbed to 7.2 C. Kelowna reached a high of 7.2 C and Penticton saw a daily high on Sunday of 7.7 C.

The warm temperatures are expected to stick around today with a high of 10 C expected in Kamloops and Penticton, and a high of 9 C in Vernon and Kelowna.

Normal daily highs and lows for Kamloops this time of year are 6 C and -3 C. Normal temperatures for this time of year in Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton are highs of 4 C and lows of -4 C.

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