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Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge set temperature records over Thanksgiving weekend

Daily high reached 27.7 C on Saturday, passing previous record from 2022
Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge experienced an unprecedented temperature high on Saturday, Oct. 7. (Black Press Media files)

Thanksgiving weekend brought not only plenty of turkey and family fun to the cities of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, but record-setting temperatures as well.

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According to Environment Canada, the weekend brought extremely warm temperatures for this time of year, with daily highs being upwards of 25 C on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

The peak of the hot weather was on Saturday, Oct. 7, which saw Pitt Meadows reach a maximum temperature of 27.7 C, breaking records in back-to-back years.

In 2022, the Lower Mainland was also experiencing unusually warm temperatures during this time of year, with the current records for Oct. 6 and 8 still belonging to last year.

But on Saturday, the temperature managed to barely surpass the previous record by 0.7 C.

Krystal Psota, owner of East Ridge Farms, explained that the good weather has been great for her farmgate enterprise.

“The warmer fall means an extended growing season, especially for flowers,” said Psota. “Our farm stand definitely sees more visitors on days when the weather is sunny and mild.”

“I also find instead of people running into the farmstand, buying vegetables, and then leaving like on rainy days, on sunny days they tend to take a moment and actually look at the farm. Finding a moment of peace and inspiration, which is really cool to see.”

Thanksgiving Monday saw a return to cooler temperatures, which will continue for the foreseeable future as rain returns to the Lower Mainland.

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Brandon Tucker

About the Author: Brandon Tucker

I have been a journalist since 2013, with much of my career spent covering sports and entertainment stories in Alberta.
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