Winter is hitting our province hard in January 2020. On Sunday, January 12 Environment Canada put almost all of B.C. under a weather warning. With windchill in the - 45 degree ranged headed for some parts of the province, records could be shattered this week. In Kamloops for example, it will be colder than it's been since 1951.

The Weather Network even posted a video to walk you through the upcoming weather titled "B.C., these wind chills are next level."

They're expecting to see some of the coldest air this century in parts of the province. Arctic outflow could be to blame for this blast of cold weather.

In Vancouver, the city will experience the coldest daytime highs since 2000. There are highs of - 7 and - 10 degrees predicted for Monday, January 13 and Tuesday, January 14 respectively.

Plus, there will also be three days in a row where it doesn't get higher than - 5 which is very unusual for Vancouver.

By Tuesday, January 14 the Lower Mainland can expect wind chill values of less than - 20 degrees. 

For all the up-to-date information about winter weather in B.C., check out Environment Canada's website.

In Vancouver, the week ahead looks especially cold and snowy.

However, it's nothing compared to the extreme cold warnings that are in place for much of our province and for our neighbours in Alberta. They'll be dealing with a wind chill of around - 40 to - 45 degrees at times.

There are a half-dozen different warnings in effect right now.  Metro Vancouver has both a snowfall and wind warning.

According to Environment Canada, anyone in an area with a warning "should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions."

Vancouver got its first snow of the winter on Friday, January 10. When it came, the city transformed into a magical snowglobe for a while before it melted away.

The snow will be back soon enough.

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