If you complained about the cold in Fort St. John yesterday, send a warm thought to our neighbours in Fort Nelson.
The community was Monday’s cold spot in B.C., with the airport weather station recording a low of -32.1 degrees.
And it hasn’t gotten warmer overnight either.
As of 8:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, the Environment Canada station was reporting temperatures of -35.4, with windchills making it feel like -44.
Surprisingly, that’s not even close to being cold enough for new low temperature record.
Fort Nelson’s coldest temperature on Dec. 5 was -41.2 set in 1997.
For Dec. 6, the record is -45.3, also set in 1977.
Fort Nelson will see daytime highs this week hovering between -20 to -25 — and might warm up to -19 on Thursday.
Here in Fort St. John, the airport weather station recorded a low of -24.4 on Monday, well short of the -36.5 cold record set on Dec. 5, 1995.
Temperatures will rise to a high of -24 today, and even higher to -2 on Wednesday.
A brief break to the cold snap will follow Thursday and Friday, with highs of -4 and -5 degrees.
7 Day Forecast
Mainly cloudy. 60 percent chance of flurries late this afternoon. Snow near the mountains this morning. Local amount 2 cm near the Rockies. Wind up to 15 km/h. High minus 24. Wind chill near minus 34. Risk of frostbite.
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries this evening then partly cloudy. Wind becoming southwest 40 km/h gusting to 60 before morning. Temperature rising to minus 9 by morning. Wind chill minus 32 this evening and minus 19 overnight. Risk of frostbite.
A mix of sun and cloud. Wind southwest 40 km/h gusting to 60. High minus 2. Wind chill minus 19 in the morning and minus 10 in the afternoon.
Clear. Low minus 13.
Sunny. High minus 4.
Clear. Low minus 8.
Sunny. High minus 5.
Clear. Low minus 16.
Cloudy. High minus 15.
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 28.
A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of flurries. High minus 27.
Cloudy periods. Low minus 30.
A mix of sun and cloud. High minus 21.