VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – A cold record was broken in the Lower Mainland on Wednesday morning, and NEWS 1130 Meteorologist Russ Lacate says we can expect more coming.
“As the official numbers are tallied today, I’m sure we’ll find a few additional record lows were broken earlier this morning,” he says. “It was the coldest Oct. 9 in more than two generations, as the mercury dropped to a frosty plus one at the international airport this morning.”
And Lacate says we’re in for more frosty temperatures this week.
“This morning’s low temperature of plus one at YVR set a new mark for cold on the 9th of October, easily beating out the previous record of plus 2.9 degrees set on this date all the way back in 1960. And yes, we are set up to break more records on a frosty Thursday morning too,” he says, adding we’re well ahead of the season’s usual weather.
Ahead of sunrise we have broken a daily #temperature #record for Metro #Vancouver: +2 C at #YVR dips below the previous coldest October 9th (+2.9 degrees) set in 1960. And Thursday morning will be colder.
— Russ Lacate (@NEWS1130Weather) October 9, 2019
“Keeping in mind that the average first frost of the season for Metro Vancouver doesn’t come until the 10th of November, we’re about a month ahead of schedule. We will again be preparing to rewrite the record books tomorrow with frost and near-zero temperatures first thing Thursday.”
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