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Vernon shatters weather records
Vernon scorched records for not one, not two, not even three, but four days this past week.
“Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday were all records,” said David Jones, Environment Canada meteorologist.
“It’s the late summer warm spell and probably the last gasp of summer I’d say.”
Thursday’s temperature of 30.9 broke the 1969 record of 30.6 while Friday’s daytime high of 30.8 broke the 2006 record of 28.5. Saturday’s high of 29.9 surpassed a 2001 record of 28.4. Sunday also scorched the 2001 record of 29.1 with a temperature of 29.7.
“Our records go way back so it’s pretty substantial to break records four days in a row like that.”
While fall officially starts Sunday, the warmer-than-average temperatures are expected to continue for at least a couple days this week.
“Our normal temperatures for Vernon is 19 right now,” said Jones.
Today’s forecast calls for a high of 20 with a 30 per cent chance of showers. Thursday could reach 21, but again with a 30 per cent chance of showers. Friday is calling for sunshine with a high of 20.
The weekend could be a little wetter with 60 per cent chance of showers Saturday and a high of 19 and Sunday and Monday are both calling for similar temperatures but with a 30 per cent chance of showers.