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Sea to Sky Corridor experiences historic high temps over the weekend

Another high-temperature record broken in Squamish Sunday—the third day in a row.

Squamish broke another high-temperature record on Sunday. 

That makes three days in a row of record-setting temperatures in the Sea to Sky Corridor.

According to Squamish meteorologist Jason Ross, Environment Canada data shows the new record set on St. Patrick's Day in the district was 22.2 C. 

The old record of 21.3 C was set in 2019. 

Records in this area have been kept since 1960, Ross said.


Squamish wasn't alone in its record-breaking temps. 

The new preliminary record for Whistler on March 17 is 18.9 C.

The old record of 14.4 C was set in 2019. 

Records in this area have been kept since 1950, according to Ross. 


Pemberton also had a record-breaking Sunday. 

The new preliminary record is 20.9 C.

The old record of 18.1 C was set in 2019.

Records in this area have been kept since 1908, according to Ross. 

Saturday and Friday

High-temperature records were set in the Sea to Sky Corridor on Saturday, too.

In Squamish, the new high-temperature record for March 16 is  23 C, according to Environment Canada data,

The old record was 17 C, set in 1983.

According to Ross, records in this area have been kept since 1960. 


The new record for March 16 in Whistler is 16 C. The old record was 14 C, set in 1985. 


In Pemberton, the new record set Saturday was 20.4 C. 

The old record of 15 C was set in 1988. 

Squamish Friday

Squamish broke the high-temperature record on Friday, too. 

On March 15,  the temperature reached 19.5 C at the Squamish Airport.

Will we keep setting records this week? 

Ross says the strong upper ridge of high pressure over southern B.C. will continue to bring above-normal temperatures with high freezing levels through Tuesday.

Environment Canada forecasts sun for the rest of today, reaching a high of 21 C on Monday, and then dipping down to 4 C overnight.

Sunset today is at 7: 24 p.m. 

Tuesday will see a high of 20 C under a sunny sky and a low of 3 C.

Ross said the ridge will weaken on Wednesday, as the trough approaches the B.C. coast with cooler temperatures and a chance of showers. 

Freezing levels will also lower to nearly 1,300 meters, he said. 

The rest of the week will be unsettled, with showers at times with freezing levels near 1,300 to 1,500 m. 

"Back to normal spring weather conditions," Ross said. 

The 2024 March equinox happens on March 19 at 8:06 P.M. 

This is when the sun crosses from south to north over the celestial equator—an imaginary line in the sky above Earth's equator.



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