All sorts of new temperature records were set across BC yesterday. Lytton, BC set a record for the hottest temperature ever recorded in all of Canada; a sizzling 46.6C (116F). Locally we had 37C (98.6, just like body temperature), I don’t know if that is a record or not, but I suspect it is. Today the Robson Valley is expecting 39C (102F), something I never expected to experience in the normally cool, comfortable Canadian Rockies. Tomorrow is supposed to be our hottest day of this heat wave.
As I mentioned yesterday all of this heat is rapidly melting the snow in the alpine, gorging the creeks and rivers causing them to overflow onto the Valley bottom. The photos show a pasture, adjacent to McBride. There are a couple of ducks out there, but not any cows.