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Out with a whimper
Warm and dry was one way to describe the weather in Rossland for January.
The month was 2.7 degrees Celsius warmer than usual and saw only 60 per cent of its normal precipitation according to the Southeast Fire Centre weather office.
In fact, two thirds of the precipitation came between the Jan. 7 and Jan. 11.
Warm weather records were also broken, including two daily maximum temperature records. A third record on Jan. 11 at 9.7 Celsius was just short of the record of 10 degrees set 40 years ago.
The lowest temperature of last month was minus12.7 degrees on Jan. 5.