Bike a section of the Kettle Valley Railway, visit wineries, go skiing and dine like royalty. If you see an inappropriate comment, please use the ‘flag’ feature. The Vernon area got 40 cm of snow Sunday and Monday, which came near their all time record of 50 cm of snow in two days, also set Nov. 12 and 13, 1937. John Cena reached out to ex Nikki Bella after she welcomed first child. “That is going to give us a chance for the snow to slowly melt and for people to start shovelling out from a truly remarkable amount of snow.". 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Check the current conditions for Penticton, British Columbia, Canada for the day ahead, with radar, hourly, and up to the minute forecasts. “The most interesting thing that happened in this case is why it lasted so long,” says Coldwells. And with ra you really only have a few months that you need to be indoors. It typically experiences four distinct seasons annually, having hot summers, relatively mild winters, and little snow, according to the British Columbia government based on statistics from Environment Canada. “It’s just a little early in the day to say, there’s still more snow yet to come. However, other cities such as Paris only get an average of 11 inches of fresh snow in total during the whole winter season. As to Alps, you’ll be surprised it gets an average of an impressive 20 inches of fresh snow during the peak of winter season, which happens around the first days of January and lasts all the way up to February. There’s a new energy to the town with more young people moving in, starting up small businesses and bringing a positive can-do vibe to the place. Today, the snowfall in Penticton broke the record for the most snow in a single day in October, according to Environment Canada meteorologist Doug Lundquist. As of 11:30 a.m., today is the fourth snowiest October day in Kelowna’s history dating back over 100 years to the year 1899. For more details snow issues in Penticton: Snowfall update for #Penticton. We also have very low humidity. To the north, Kamloops has also seen close to 10 cm of snow, which is the second snowiest October day on record. If you’re living in the Okanagan and can’t recall seeing this much snow in October, it’s because you probably haven’t. The previous record for the greatest October snowfall … “Between 33 and 38 centimetres of snow was recorded at Kelowna Airport, an amazing amount of snow over two days, and when we look back at the records to figure out when this ever happened before, we have to go back to 1937,” says Environment Canada warning preparedness meteorologist Lisa Coldwells. ... There’s so much snow, that Big White has announced that it’s opening Saturday morning. The Arctic front landed many Okanagan residents in deep, deep snow. A post shared by Rikki Andrew (@rikkiandrew) on Oct 23, 2020 at 11:22am PDT. Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox. READ MORE: Kelowna airport cancels, delays flights amidst first snowfall, READ MORE: Your photos: Okanagan’s first snowfall, Capital News takes a look at some of the craziest things to ever happen on Friday the 13th, Your morning start for Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, Okanagan Mission Secondary School, K.L.O. Penticton has already received over 10 centimetres as of 11:30 a.m. ☃ How much does it snow in France? We have been at 35+ celsius for the past 3 weeks. Today, the snowfall in Penticton broke the record for the most snow in a single day in October, according to Environment Canada meteorologist Doug Lundquist. Lundquist said temperatures could be in the record-lows over the weekend, followed by a really strong western flow next week that would melt the snow. Keep it civil, and stay on topic. Kelowna had received a similar amount of snow with eight to 10 cm depending on the neighbourhood, good for the fourth snowiest day on record for October. According to Lundquist, the regions could see record-breaking cold temperatures next, with lows around -10 C forecast. Environment Canada meteorologist Doug Lundquist was busy fielding calls about snowfall records for much of Friday. This unprecedented snowfall was due to a very cold Arctic front that won out in the meteorological battle. “We are going to be much milder than it has been, but it's going to take a long time for all the snow to melt because I don’t see much sun in the forecast,” says Coldwells. The skies are expected to clear out for the weekend, however, that means the cold is about to move in. Penticton has already received over 10 centimetres as of 11:30 a.m. Get all the day's most vital news with our newsletter, sent every weekday. “It’s easy to break a record for the day because it’s so random to see this much snow in October,” explained Lundquist. Penticton's 26 cm of snow this week just fell short of its prior two-day record set in March of 1932. Beautiful views down Okanagan Lake from the Penticton waterfront … By the time the clock hit noon, it had already snowed 11 cm in Penticton, making it the snowiest October day in over 100 years of record-keeping for the city. Access KelownaNow using your Facebook account, or by entering your information below. One thing that you want to look at though is finding a Dr or Nurse Practictioner which is not easy; there are some clinics, but they do not take appointments. Winters here are definitely changing. While there is snow, it is infrequent and not very deep. This week's massive two-day snowfall has not been seen in 78-years. COVID-19 spreading fastest among younger people, South Okanagan Home Hardware raising money for breast cancer research. If you’re living in the Okanagan and can’t recall seeing this much snow in October, it’s because you probably haven’t. Snow that is likely sticking around for a while. It depends on the region. A post shared by Heyde Carvalho Lopes (@heydec) on Oct 23, 2020 at 1:21pm PDT. Middle School and Casoro Elementary School each had a single exposure, Your morning start for Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, RCMP warns residents to be vigilant and cautious, ‘We can find ways to do this safely that will protect the elders in our family’, A rise in COVID cases across B.C. Temperatures are expected to reach the double digits by Wednesday. We appreciate your consideration and any contribution you can provide. By the time the clock hit noon, it had already snowed 11 cm in Penticton, making it the snowiest October day in over 100 years of record-keeping for the city. Even though winter is a quieter time to visit, there are still lots of things to do in Penticton, as you’ll see below. The summers here are indeed hot. We will see if we accumulate a few more centimetres, but regardless even if it’s fourth place it’s still quite crazy.”. “We are moving to a period of typical normal weather for January in the Okanagan Valley.”. The previous record for the greatest October snowfall was set in 1957 coming in at 8 centimetres. “Normally, the warm air comes in, erodes all the cold air and it either stops snowing or turns it to rain. Comments are pre-moderated to ensure they meet our guidelines. Hi, I do live in Penticton. Comments remain open for one day after a story is published and are closed on weekends. This is somewhat abnormal for so early in the summer. Approval times will vary. So, when you are looking at that, that is an awfully long time ago.”. Penticton's 26 cm of snow this week just fell short of its prior two-day record set in March of 1932. Temperatures are expected to hover a couple degrees above zero during the day and a couple degrees below overnight, with generally cloudy skies. A post shared by Artist Bill Blair (@artistbillblair) on Oct 23, 2020 at 10:16am PDT. “But when you break or come close to a daily record for the entire month with over 100 years of records that really significant.”. Penticton has received over 10 cm today, surpassing the 8 cm record set in 1957. Meanwhile … Cherry Lane is the only covered mall in Penticton it is not big but there are a lot of seniors that use Cherry Lane for walking indoors in the winter as a number of them live across the street. Visit Castanet’s Forums to start or join a discussion about this story. In this case, with all that cold Arctic air continually refreshing itself, the warm air could not surface, and it just continued to snow.”. Climate data for … “During Nov. 12 and Nov. 13, 1937, again 38 cm of snow fell. Kelowna is also on the brink of setting a record. So far today, Kelowna has already received 8 to 10 centimetres and if snow amounts can surpass 12.7 centimetres, it will set a new single-day record for October. According to Environment Canada, snowfall in this amount, over 48-hours, was last seen in Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton in the 1930s.