Cold carpentry

(L to r) The sun might have been shining last Friday

(L to r) The sun might have been shining last Friday

When an Arctic front moved into B.C. early last week temperatures steadily dropped, and wind chills increased.  Some Lower North Thompson Valley areas reported their temperatures at minus -28ºC early Friday morning.  There was also a 9 km wind with gusts up to 13 km, making frostbite from the resultant wind chill very real.  As the cold moved on through, it left many areas of the province claiming the month of February 2011 to be one of the coldest on record.Valley residents were looking forward to a forecasted return of more seasonal temperatures by today.