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Cariboo Temperature Records Shattered

The Cariboo experienced record setting temperatures yesterday. (Nov 8)

And Matt MacDonald with Environment Canada says they weren’t only broken they were completely shattered…

“It was truly amazing. Regular highs for this time of year are 3 degrees. We reached up to 20.8 degrees yesterday, not only setting a daily record for Tuesday November 8th but an all-time record. It was the warmest day in November ever recorded since 1892, so a really impressive record.”

MacDonald says both records, for Quesnel, were from back in the 1940’s.

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He says it reached 17.7 degrees in Williams Lake yesterday which was also a daily record, breaking the old mark of 10.6 set back in 1976, and it too was the warmest day in November ever.

That old record was 16.7 degrees, so 1 degree colder, back on November 4th of 1975.

MacDonald says we can thank a pineapple express coming up from the coast for the warm temperatures.

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