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Vernon family captures mesmerizing melting ice

Matthew Royal snapped a photo of ice breaking apart along Wood Lake.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ Matthew Royal
February 17, 2020 - 12:15 PM

A Vernon family was on their way home from Kelowna when they made a pit stop after noticing a beautiful scene along Wood Lake.

Matthew Royal and his daughters noticed how “cool” the ice looked, and decided to pull over in Lake Country as they drove back from a shopping trip Feb. 15.

“It was really cold and really windy,” he said. The family also found another couple taking photos of the same thing.

He enjoys capturing the “little random moments,” he said. “We stopped for about 40 minutes and scrambled along the lakeshore, taking a bunch of photos.”

Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ Matthew Royal

Daytime temperatures around the Thompson Okanagan are expected to remain above 0 C throughout the week, so lake ice will continue to melt.

In Kelowna, Environment Canada is predicting sunnier skies for the next few days with a high of 3 C and a 60 per cent chance of rain or snow flurries and a high of 6 C on the weekend.

It’ll be a warm week in Kamloops as temperatures are expected to reach a high of 8 C on Friday and Saturday with a mix of sun and cloud, and sunshine throughout the week, according to Environment Canada.

Penticton will have cooler temperatures with a high of 6 C on the weekend, Environment Canada posted on its website. There is also a 30 per cent chance of showers or flurries for Saturday, and a 60 per cent chance for Sunday.

Vernon's temperatures will be similar to Penticton's, with sunny skies this week before showers this weekend. Temperatures will reach a high of 6 C on Saturday and Sunday, according to Environment Canada.


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