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Remembrance Day is going to be coldest in Penticton

A daytime high of -7 C with a chance of snow marks two weeks of freezing temperatures
The water fountain in Osoyoos on Nov. 9, 2022 is a telling sight of the freezing temperatures we have have been experiencing in South Okanagan for the start of November. (Anna and Doug Lewis photo)

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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Monique Tamminga

About the Author: Monique Tamminga

Monique brings 20 years of award-winning journalism experience to the role of editor at the Penticton Western News. Of those years, 17 were spent working as a senior reporter and acting editor with the Langley Advance Times.
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