By John Boivin, Valley Voice, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
It wasn’t so much the broken temperature record that excites Southeast Fire Centre Fire Weather Forecaster Jesse Ellis about December’s weather.
It was the way that the record was broken.
On Dec 1, temperatures hit +14.6C, breaking a new record for the warmest December day ever (the previous had been +12.5 in 1996).
With the thermometer hitting -18.9C on the last day of the year, it also made for the widest coldest day-warmest day difference in December in 40 years.Continue reading Jet stream brings weather extremes to the Kootenays