Record-breaking cold and snowfall across B.C.

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.”


5 thoughts on “Record-breaking cold and snowfall across B.C.”

  1. Great News!!
    Winter is in full swing in Canadian Rockies. While we are Atlanta still wait for long term cold weather and tons of Snowstorms.

  2. I see my home town Quesnel set a record too….meanwhile back in Southern Alberta….the snow still sits on the ground.

  3. And now they are restricting natural gas usage due to the pipeline explosion.

    In our house the appliances and heating are natural gas. If we ran out of gas we would need space heaters.

    Just the fact that there are no redundancies in the system means that we are prone to systemic failure.

    When it was reported that the University of BC (which is at the end of the pipeline in BC) would be cut off first, I though a better idea would be to cut off the anti-pipeline people first. Trudeau had four major pipelines on the books when he took office and none are going ahead at present due to environmentalists and a poorly conducted impact study on one.

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