Snow

Snow in Kelowna
A 120-year-old record for most snowfall on an October day has been broken in Kelowna.

The previous record was 12.7 cm in 1899, according to Environment Canada.

Kelowna is currently sitting at around 13 cm of snowfall for the day.


And in Penticton, the South Okanagan city matched a 95 year-old record at 11 cm of snowfall.


Residents were up bright and early, shovelling and just enjoying the early wintery day.

"The first time you wake up to this is awesome. I think it's awesome," said West Kelowna resident Ivo Damme.

Damme and his son were out walking their dog, and he says the early winter weather is not a problem for him.

"No, just slow down a bit (when driving), and enjoy the weather. This is gorgeous," said Damme.

Global Okanagan meteorologist Peter Quinlan gave us an update on the region's snow storm.

"We've got this moisture-laden low pressure system passing by the south of the region, and an arctic front pushing in from the north," explained Quinlan.

"The moisture associated with that system is being squeezed out as snow because temperatures from the ground level right up into the mid-levels of the atmosphere are below freezing."

The City of Kelowna has issued a warning, cautioning that the heavy snowfall can lead to hazards such as snow-laden branches and even entire trees that could fall.

That's because fall leaves are still left on trees.