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Warmest November on record for Kamloops since 1968

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November 30, 2016 - 3:30 PM

KAMLOOPS – It was the warmest November in Kamloops on record since 1968.

The city had a mean temperature of 8.1 Celsius last month. The average is usually around 2.1 C in November in Kamloops.

Environment Canada meteorologist Ross Macdonald says the combined average since 1968 is usually only a couple degrees above freezing.

“It’s been a significantly warm month right across the southern half of B.C.,” he says. “Fifteen of the last 30 days hit double digits, on average we only see four.”

Macdonald says the rest of the Interior was also exceptionally warm.

With a mean temperature of 6.8 Celsius in Kelowna, November 2016 was more than five degrees warmer than it was in 2015. An average November day in Vernon has high temperature of 0.6 C, however this year it was 6.4 C. Macdonald says the November temperature data for Penticton isn't available yet.

And it wasn't just warmer last month, it was drier.

“In terms of precipitation all of the areas were slightly below normal but nothing too out of ordinary,” he says.

As for what to expect for next month, Macdonald says you should probably get those winter clothes ready.

“A lot of our outlook is starting to point to a cooler pattern setting up,” he says. “It will likely get below freezing during first week of December.”

- This story was corrected at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 to clarify that the record is for the years since 1900.


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