UPDATE: Fort St. John, Fort Nelson break daily weather records

UPDATE: Story changed to reflect preliminary records from Environment Canada.

FORT ST JOHN, B.C. — Fort St. John and Fort Nelson broke daily weather records on Tuesday.

In Fort St. John, the temperature reached a record low of -41 degrees Celsius at 10 a.m. The previous record was set in 1933 at -39.4 degrees Celsius.

In Fort Nelson, the region reached a record low of -42.4 degrees Celsius at 9 a.m. Tuesday morning. The previous record was -40.8 degrees Celsius, set in 1980.

Fort St. John is expected to remain on an extreme cold warning until Thursday, when the low is predicted to hit -28 degrees Celsius in the evening.

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