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Warm weather in Okanagan breaks 38-year-old records

Sunday’s temperatures in Penticton, Summerland and Vernon all broke records set in 1986
A daily maximum temperature record was broken in Vernon, Penticton and Summerland on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024, which all broke 38-year-old records. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

On a Sunday (Feb. 25) that saw variable weather conditions across the province, a trio of temperatures in Okanagan cities broke decades-long records, according to Environment Canada.

Penticton, Summerland and Vernon all reached a high that was not previously seen since 1986.

Summerland’s 15.1 C was up from 14.5 C, while Vernon’s 13.6 C broke the previous high of 12.5 C. Penticton saw the highest temperature, at a summery 16.3 C, up from 14.7 C.

While there was warm weather in the Okanagan, snow was seen on numerous highways. The Coquihalla received 30 cm while Rogers Pass had 10 to 15 cm.

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Bowen Assman

About the Author: Bowen Assman

I joined The Morning Star team in January 2023 as a reporter. Before that, I spent 10 months covering sports in Kelowna.
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