Cold records shattered in British Columbia.

Record Low Temperatures for November 3 – More than a foot of snow in some areas:

Puntzi Mountain, B.C.: -22.4C (-8.3 F) shatters old record of -18.7C (-1.7 F) set in 2003)
Williams Lake, B.C.: -15.4C (4.3 F) shatters old record of -10.0C (14.0 F) set in 1973)

Snowfall amounts for Alberta and British Columbia


A slow moving storm system over British Columbia continues to generate snowfall over southern Alberta. A further 5-15 cm (2.0″ to 3.9″) is expected for the Calgary area with 15-25 cm (5.9″ to 9.8″) for the foothills and the south west corner near Pincher Creek.

Here are a few of the higher total snowfall accumulations received by Environment Canada as of 5 pm November 2, 2017.

Waterton: 30-40 (11.8″ to 15.7″)
Cardston: 33 (13.0″)
Coleman: 27 (10.6″)
Kananaskis: 27 (10.6″)


3 Nov 2017.

The first Arctic front of the season moved across BC Thursday. It brought a blast of cold air, and produced strong winds. It also gave the first snowfall to the south coast including Metro Vancouver and Greater Victoria. Communities and highway passes in the southwest interior and Kootenay regions received significant snowfall.

Snowfall (cm):
Cranbrook: 34 (13.4″)
Kalamalka Lookout (Northern Okanagan): 16 (6.3″)
Princeton: 16 (6.3″)
Squilax (Shuswap): 16 (6.3″)
Warfield: 23 (9.1″)
Coquihalla Summit: 23 (9.1″)
Helmer Lake: 28 (11.0″)
Kootenay Pass: 32 (12.6″)
Paulson Summit: 28 (11.0″)
Pennask Summit: 54 (21.3″)

Thanks to Terry Homeniuk for this link

3 thoughts on “Cold records shattered in British Columbia.”

  1. Epic snow ongoing in Montana. This type of snow is about 2 months early, like winter. Also snow returns to California.

  2. Obviously the land areas are getting significantly colder over the last few decades!! This is proof over and over again right there!
    Plus we just had a hard freeze in parts of the eastern USA – one month early.

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