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Once again new temperature records were set across the province Wednesday (June 30) amid an ongoing historic and deadly heat wave. But for the first time in days, and while a wildfire is tragically raging through, Lytton didn’t make the list. Topping Environment Canada’s list is Ashcroft, smashing their 2017 record of 36.3°C when the mercury reached 47°C. Kamloops was a close second with a new record of 46.6°C, leaving behind its 2008 record of 38.5°C. Kelowna toppled its 37.3°C record set in 2008 when temperatures rose to 44.4°C. Revelstoke beat its 1924 record of 35°C by 3.1 degrees (38.1°C). Vernon peaked at 43.9°C knocking out its 37.3°C record set in 2008. Cities that saw records broken: Blue River Area 40.3°C (35.0°C set in 2008) • Clearwater Area 44.9°C (36.7°C set in 1924) • Clinton Area 41.2°C (31.7°C set in 2008) • Cranbrook Area 39.4°C (34.8°C set in 2008) • Creston Area 41.3°C (35°C set in 1924) • Dawson Creek 34.9°C (27.4°C set in 1924) • Golden Area 40.7°C (33.9°C set in 1924) • Merritt Area 43.8°C (36.5°C set in 2008) • Nakusp 41°C (33°C set in 2006) • Nelson 40.7°C (35.6°C set in 1915) • Osoyoos 43°C (38.5°C set in 2008).

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