Is this Penticton or Prince George?
The freezing temperatures, windchill of -10 or more and snowstorms that the South Okanagan is experiencing in the first weeks of November has people feeling more like they’re in Yellowknife or Cranbrook, not sunny, mild Penticton.
According to Environment Canada, Remembrance Day, Nov. 11 will be the coldest of the week, with a daytime high of -7 C with a 30 per cent chance of flurries.
Only in 1955, was Remembrance Day colder at -12.8 C.
Luckily, the Penticton Legion has returned to offering an indoor ceremony at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre starting at 10:30 a.m. They haven’t been able to offer that since before COVID in 2019.
Temperatures have not gone above three degrees for quite a while and with the time change making days darker earlier, it has not been an easy start to November.
A warming centre has opened in Oliver but there hasn’t been any word yet about when a warming centre for those experiencing homelessness in Penticton will open or where it would be.
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