December weather slightly cooler than normal in Castlegar

December was a little cooler than normal in Castlegar.

Southeast Fire Centre Weather Services has released last months stats, saying while there was near seasonal temperatures from December 3rd to the 14th, a modified arctic air mass pushed across the region for cooler below freezing temperatures during the final 11 days of the month.

The coldest temperature of the month was minus 11.9 degrees during the early morning of the 24th, while the mean monthly temperature was half a degree cooler than normal.

The total amount of precipitation, mainly snow, was 78 percent of normal.

The most significant system of the month dumped 30 cm's of snow on the 19th, with another 23.6 cm's falling between the 27th and 30th.