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Vancouver sets cold record with chilliest Oct. 9 in almost 60 years

Last Updated Oct 9, 2019 at 11:47 am PST

FILE - Condo and office towers fill the downtown skyline in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday March 30, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

A record cold temperature of plus one at Vancouver International Airport makes it the coldest Oct. 9 since 1960

The first frost for the area doesn't usually come until Nov. 10, so we're well ahead of schedule

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.

“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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