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BC Cities Break Records For Rain, Snow And Heat – All In One Week

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Rain, snow, sunshine, we’ve got it all.

As another storm swept through BC, a number of cities were blanketed in snow and drenched in rain last week.

According to Environment Canada, Whistler broke it’s previous record of 30.5 centimeters of snow set back in 1931, with 51 centimetres of snow, Wednesday.

Speaking of snow, Metro Vancouver has a chance of getting some this week.

BC Weather Breaks Records

Whistler wasn’t the only place breaking records. Thursday, Pitt Meadows had the biggest rainfall across BC, with 83 millimeters. That broke its previously held record of 74 millimetres back in 1984.

By the time Friday rolled around, some cities were on opposite sides of the spectrum, hitting record temperatures for heat.

Cultus Lake in the Fraser Valley, topped the list as hottest spot in Canada. Castlegar with 5.3 C, Nelson with 5.5 C, Osoyoos with 9.5 C and Princeton with 8.3 C followed closely and also had all time highs.

On the other hand, Dease Lake was the coldest place in B.C. on Friday, at – 26 C.

It was quite the whirlwind of a week for BC weather as we got a little bit of everything. It’ll be interesting to see how the current week plays out.

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