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Penticton, Summerland set daily low-temperature records

Both communities experienced all-time lows for the day of Dec. 21
A look at Penticton from West Bench in December 2022. (Photo- Brennan Phillips/Western News)

One day after shattering its own daily snowfall record, Penticton has found itself back in the winter-themed record books.

Along with Summerland, the city set an all-time minimum temperature record for the day of Dec. 21.

In Penticton, temperatures dropped to as low as -20.6 C on Wednesday, cold enough to break its own daily record of -19.2 C set in 1990.

Summerland, meanwhile, experienced a frigid -21.2 C. The district hadn’t been so cold on Dec. 21 since it recorded a temperature of -20.5 C, also in 1990.

According to Environment Canada, records in both communities date back to 1907.

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Most of B.C. has been issued with extreme cold and arctic outflow warnings.

Daily lows dropped to -48.1 C in some parts of the province on Wednesday. Penticton and Summerland are two of 34 B.C. communities to set or tie daily temperature records for the day of Dec. 21.

Environment Canada expects daily highs on Friday, Dec. 23, to reach -9 C in the South Okanagan. Until then, temperatures are expected to remain consistent with this week’s cold snap.

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