According to Armel Castellan of Environment Canada, temperatures plunged 10-12C below average in Okanagan and Shuswap last week with snow a possibility Sunday into early next week.
“The storm that came through the Interior mixed with the cold air mass and made for a lot of precipitation in the region, making for snow in some areas like the Rogers Pass which saw 32 cm,” Castellan explained.
Castellan added that snow is a real possibility in Okanagan or Shuswap over the next few days.
“The earliest the Shuswap has received snow in the past was 13.3cm back on Oct. 16, 1996,” Castellan concluded, meaning this weekend could break the all-time record.
1996 was Solar Minimum of cycle 22:
Early season snow continues to fall across the Northern Hemisphere and temperatures are averaging well-below normal, just as predicted — welcome to the Grand Solar Minimum.
Stay tuned for updates.