Ice crystals on a windshield on Dec. 27, 2021 in Chilliwack with record cold temps. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Ice crystals on a windshield on Dec. 27, 2021 in Chilliwack with record cold temps. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

First day of winter in Chilliwack was coldest in 141 years of record-keeping

Mercury went down to -14.5 C as Chilliwack joined other B.C. cities in smashing records on Dec. 21

Wednesday marked the third day in a row of record-breaking cold temperatures in Chilliwack, according to Roger Pannett, Chilliwack’s volunteer weather observer for Environment Canada.

Chilliwack’s bone-chilling -14.5 degrees fell in with dozens of B.C. cities on Dec. 21 breaking records for that day.

The low maximum of -14.5 was almost 15 degrees below normal breaking previous records on that day of -10 in 1914, and -13.5 in 1990.

“Today December 21st, the first day of winter, was the coldest in 141 years of Chilliwack weather recording,” Pannett reported.

Record low mean was -12.9, also more than 15 degrees below normal.

RELATED: Chilliwack among many cities breaking records

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