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Fort Nelson coldest spot second day in a row

-36.5 degrees is cold, but not record cold
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Fort Nelson was again the coldest spot in B.C. on Tuesday.

The airport weather station recorded a low of -36.5 degrees on Dec. 6, according to Environment Canada data.

That was nearly 10 degrees warmer than the town’s cold weather record of -45.3 set on the same day in 1977.

The thermometer has since climbed to -20.3 degrees in Fort Nelson as of 9:15 a.m. Wednesday morning.

And that's pushed Fort St. John into the coldest spot in B.C., currently at -21.2, though temperatures are forecast to reach a high -1 today.

The coldest spot in Canada Wednesday morning is Tulita in the Northwest Territories, sitting at -38.7.

7 Day Forecast

A mix of sun and cloud

Today

-1 °C

A mix of sun and cloud. Wind becoming southwest 40 km/h gusting to 60 this morning. High minus 1. Wind chill minus 14 this morning and minus 9 this afternoon.


Chance of flurries

Tonight

-8 °C

Mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of flurries before morning. Wind southwest 30 km/h becoming east 20 after midnight. Low minus 8. Wind chill minus 9 this evening and minus 15 overnight.


Chance of flurries

Thursday

-5 °C

Mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of flurries early in the morning. Clearing in the afternoon. Wind east 20 km/h becoming southwest 20 in the afternoon. High minus 5. Wind chill near minus 15.


Clear

Thursday night

-9 °C

Clear. Low minus 9.


Sunny

Friday

-5 °C

Sunny. High minus 5.


Clear

Friday night

-12 °C

Clear. Low minus 12.


A mix of sun and cloud

Saturday

-12 °C

A mix of sun and cloud. High minus 12.


Snow

Saturday night

-22 °C

Snow. Low minus 22.


Snow

Sunday

-18 °C

Snow. High minus 18.


Chance of flurries

Sunday night

-29 °C

Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 29.


A mix of sun and cloud

Monday

-15 °C

A mix of sun and cloud. High minus 15.


Cloudy periods

Monday night

-16 °C

Cloudy periods. Low minus 16.


A mix of sun and cloud

Tuesday

-12 °C

A mix of sun and cloud. High minus 12.

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