According to Environment Canada, B.C. broke 39 cold-weather records Wednesday.
These included 14 broken daytime cold records, and 18 overnight lows smashed.
Also, seven new snowfall records were set on Oct. 3. These included 28 cm (almost a foot) of snow in Sparwood, according to meteorologist Matt MacDonald with the national weather agency.
In Clinton, the temperature on Wednesday plunged to -14.2ºC, “smashing the old mark of -5 set in 2012.”
In Prince George, the mercury dipped -12.1ºC, breaking the old record of -9.4 set in 1950.
In the Puntzi Mountain region in the Central Interior the mercury dropped to a bone-chilling -11.6ºC, breaking the old record of -9.1 set in 2013.
The Mackenzie area also set a record -8.5ºC, breaking -5.5 set in 1990.
Even Vancouver saw a record low of 1.6ºC on Wednesday, breaking the previous record of 2.8 in 1937.
Other areas that set cold records were Quesnel (-8.4ºC,) Lytton (-1.2) and Lillooet (-2.9).
Thanks to Canadian Alan Mckenzie for this link
“This article is a couple of days old,” says Alan. “But based on the excerpts, I just had to send it to you.”