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Climate

Creston, British Columbia has a continental climate which is often modified by air masses from the Pacific Ocean. With what is considered a mild climate, the area sees temerature above freezing for most of the year, even in January. Short cold outbreaks from Artic lows can send the temperatures plumeting to below −30 °C (−22 °F) on rare occasions. Spring arrives early by Canadian standards and trees usually start to leaf out before the end of April.

During the summer, an average clear day sees temperatures near or above 25 °C (77 °F); the record maximum is 39.4 °C (102.9 °F). 

The mean annual precipitation is 631.1 mm (24.85 in) in mid-town, but this amount varies within the immediate area due to the steep mountains and seep valleys in the area.

British Columbia's valleys with a perfect mix of mild temperatures, rainfall and soil lead to the perfect conditions to create the sweetest cherries on the planet.

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