You’re not alone if you have been wondering why is it so cold in B.C.? In fact, it has been so cold in the province that over the past 48 hours, B.C. broke 41 cold weather records. Some of the records date all the way back to 1915; meaning that we haven’t seen cold like this in a while. 

Winter came early for a lot of Canadian provinces. Last month, Alberta got hit with Snowtember proving that Mother Nature doesn’t care about when winter typically is. 

For a while, we saw winter storm warnings and snow on the highways here in B.C. but it wasn’t anything like the snowstorms in Winnipeg. 

We did, however, feel the cold temperatures creeping in. 

Over the past 48 hours, it has been so cold in B.C. that 41 regions actually broke cold weather records. 

Winter in B.C. this year wasn’t supposed to be that bad but maybe the Farmer’s Almanac was wrong. 

By the looks of the upcoming weather forecast, these cold temperatures are here to stay. We recommend getting cozy at home with a blanket and Netflix.  

If that doesn’t work, then maybe its time we all head to Mexico. 

According to a tweet released by ECCC Weather British Columbia, there were 41 record low temperatures across the province in 48 hours. 

For some of the areas, the records date all the way back to the early 1900s. 

According to Environment Canada, the province's records were broke on October 9 and 10, 2019. 

According to a weather summary on Environment Canada, more temperature records were broken on October 9, 2019. 

One noteworthy record break was at the University of Victoria. This area had an all-time low on October 10 of 0.4°C. The old record of 2.2°C was set in 1890. 

On the same day, Vancouver also tied for the record with 0°C. The old record was set in 1969.

The coldest day on October 10 was in Campbell River. The new record of -5°C beat to the old record of -3°C set in 1983. 

 

The Tatlayoko Lake Area was the coldest spot in B.C. on Ocober 9, with a record low of. -12.4°C. This beat out the old record of -10°C set in 1987. 

Vancouver also had the coldest October 9 on record. According to a tweet related by YVR Weather Records, the minimum temperature of .8°C on Wednesday meant that it was the coldest October 9 on record since records began in 1898. 

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, we will be seeing close to normal temperatures this winter so hopefully, this is the last time we break cold weather records. 


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