Snow and more below-normal temperatures on its way to the Okanagan: Environment Canada
The first week of the new year will feature temperatures with highs of -6 C in Kelowna and Penticton
It appears as though 2022 will start the same way 2021 ended.
Environment Canada predicts that temperatures will drop to -6 in Kelowna and Penticton during the Okanagan’s first week.
The temperatures are expected to be slightly lower at Salmon Arm by the end of this week.
Contrary to the arctic-like winter blast that hit Western Canada at the end of December, record-setting temperatures are not expected to be the weather theme in B.C’s Interior during early January.
Environment Canada has projected snow to fall in the Okanagan until January 7.
“Periods of snow,” as they call it, are forecasted in Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon starting on Tuesday (Jan. 4).
A 60 per cent chance of flurries in Salmon Arm is consistent with Environment Canada’s weeklong projections for the area.
2021 ended with cities such as Penticton or Kelowna reaching near-record lows. Both fell just short of breaking decades-old records.
Environment Canada recognizes the beginning of winter on December 1. The first half of the season ends in mid January. Meteorologists in the Okanagan predicted a “colder than usual” first half of winter before the start of the season.
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