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Vancouver International Airport breaks 66-year-old cold temperature record

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Dalia Ibrahim
Digital Reporter

Thursday, February 6, 2014, 12:52 PM -

Arctic outflow temperatures have invaded the entire province of British Columbia, including the South Coast. 

Temperatures this morning in the interior dropped down to the minus teens and minus 20’s, breaking at least 15 year old records.


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Arctic air has also affected the South Coast, where many records were broken Thursday morning. 

The most impressive record broken was at Vancouver International Airport, where the temperature dropped down to -8.3°C. The previous record was set back in 1948, where it got down to -7.8°C.

This cold air will remain in place through this weekend with below normal temperatures for the South Coast.


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Calm weather provided by high pressure has brought a low to moderate criteria for avalanches Thursday into the weekend. 

"The next weather system to effect British Columbia comes in on Monday," says Brian Dillon, a meteorologist at The Weather Network. "At this time, it is still long range and we’ll be tracking it through the weekend." 

Wind chills in the South Coast will feel like -5 to -10 throughout the weekend.

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