Temperatures fall short of records

Snow has been melting as temperatures have been steadily climbing above 0 Celsius for the past few days.


THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - It looked like we might set new records this week with temperatures expected to hit double digits, but that hope appears to have skipped right over the Interior and into Alberta, where Calgarians enjoyed temperatures nearly 20 degrees above normal over the weekend.

Environment Canada was originally calling for temperatures to reach as high as 13 Celsius between Sunday and Monday for the entire region, yet as Sunday approached it became apparent we were not going to get quite that high. With temperatures reaching only a few degrees above seasonal normals of 0 C, we fell well shy of records that range 10 C to 15 C.

In Vancouver, temperatures did reach the double digits, though still only a few degrees above seasonal normals of 7 C but in Calgary, where the normal temperatures for the last week of January is -2 C, temperatures reached nearly 18 C Sunday and 12 C on Monday.

Over the next two days we can expect temperatures to reach between 4 C and 7 C and there is a chance of rain in the Okanagan. Calgary is expected to reach 13 C Tuesday.

So while we normally enjoy rubbing our better weather in the noses of Albertans, we will have to give them this one. Congratulations Alberta, we concede: You had better weather than us during the last week of January.

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