BC has broken 7 cold weather records in the past 48 hours

Feb 5 2019, 4:28 pm

If it has felt especially cold to you the past two days, you were absolutely correct.

Environment Canada says the cold arctic settled over British Columbia right now led to seven cold weather records being broken over the past two days — including one set 90 years ago.

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The agency announced that the following communities set records for the lowest minimum temperatures on Sunday:

Bella Bella

  • New record: -12.9
  • Old record: -12.4 (set in 1989)

Burns Lake

  • New record: -38.1
  • Old record: -35 (set in 1975)

Chetwynd area

  • New record: -38.5
  • Old record: -35.7 (set in 1988)

Sandspit area

  • New record: -8.7
  • Old record: -7.5 (set in 1989)

Smithers area

  • New record: -33.3
  • Old record: -32.3 (set in 1989)

Monday also saw records broken in Smithers, as well as one Lower Mainland community:

Smithers

  • New record: -32.4
  • Old record -29.2 (set in 1989)

White Rock

  • New record: -7.5
  • Old record: -6.1 (set in 1929)

Bundle up, British Columbia. The arctic chill is expected to last at least another 24 hours before Environment Canada predicts we’ll see temperatures more in line with seasonal averages.