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December snowfall at 200%

Penticton saw surprising precipitation rates and low temperatures in the last month of 2017.

The average temperature for the month of December was -2.6 C, compared to a normal December average of -1.1 C.

The amount of snowfall was 201 per cent of normal, with 58 millimetres of precipitation.

According to Doug Lindquist, meteorologist for Environment Canada based in Kelowna, Penticton was the coldest and snowiest location in the Okanagan last month.

"The way the storms happened this year, they went just south of the border and clipped the South Okanagan more than further north," Lindquist said. 

Although December was an extreme month, Penticton's year overall was not far from normal.

The average temperature in Penticton for 2017 was 9 C, slightly below the historical average of 9.5 C. 

Total precipitation was 391 millimetres, above the typical 346 millimetres.



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