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Ya, the airport of course!
No summary on EC. Only on Twitter.
Edit: EC has made an update.
According to EC, the new "Kelowna area" record for November 6th is -11.5, and the old record was -9.4, set in 2003.
Let's see about that....
Starting with the Kelowna airport (1968-2004), the record is -11.1 °C, set in 1971. In 2003, the temperature was -10.6 , which a 10 year old should be able to tell you is below -9.4. Now, it should be pointed out that the airport station moved slightly in 2005 and again in 2009. In both instances the new station was renamed. First "Kelowna AWOS" in 2005 and finally, "Kelowna", but it's still at the airport today.
But not to be confused with the new "Kelowna" station is the first "Kelowna" station that ran from 1899 to 1961. The record for this location is -6.1 °C, set in 1925.
Moving on down the list, we have the new "Kelowna" station, AKA the Kelowna airport (2009-2017). The new record from yesterday was -14.5°C, the old record from 2011 was -9.
The Kelowna AWOS (2005-2009) station has a record low of -3.5 °C.
dammit, I'm going to find this mythical -9.4C record from 2003 if it kills me, so moving on...
"Kelowna Bankhead" has records from 1914-1930). The record of -4.4 °C was set in both 1919 and 1925.
"Kelowna Bowes Street" (1961-1969) has a record low of -4.4 °C (1967).
"Kelowna CDA (Canadian Department of Agriculture)" (1950-1969) has a record low of -5.6 °C (1952 and 1961).
"Kelowna Cedar Creek" (1998-02008) has a record low of -4.0 °C set in 2002.
"Kelowna Dav-Spiers Road" (1979-2003) has a record low of -12.0 °C set in 2003. I guess this isn't "Kelowna area"!
Moving on then...
"Kelowna East" (1980-2000) has a record low of -4.5 °C (1981 and 1990).
"Kelowna Lakeview" (1952-1992) has a record low of -4.0 °C (1990).
"Kelowna MWS0" (1994-2016) has a record low of -9.4 °C from 2003!
Well since I've gone this far down the list, I may as well finish...
"Kelowna PC Burnetts Nursery" (1969-2002) has a record low of -7.8 °C from 1971.
"Kelowna Quails Gate" (1995-2013) has a record low of -6.5 °C from 2003. This is over in West Kelowna.
And finally, "Kelowna UBCO" (2014-2017) has a record low of -11.5 °C set in 2017.
Okay, so more than a dozen stations in Kelowna including the airport, but they selectively pick the now closed Kelowna MWS0 station to represent the old record. This is crazy. If you look at Kamloops, Abbotsford, Vancouver, Toronto, Victoria, Williams Lake, Timbuktu, you-name-it, the airport station is considered the go-to source of weather data and records, but not Kelowna. They almost pretend the station doesn't exist nor ever has existed. This is not the first time these guys at EC have done this.