Yesterday Not One for the Record Book
Prince George, B.C. – It was close, but the temperature failed to set a new record for July 9th
“Yesterday, the maximum temperature in Prince George was 31.5 degrees”: says Environment Canada Meteorologist Trevor Smith. “The old record for that date was 33.9, set back in 1920.”
While it will be another hot one today, Smith says Prince George will likely fall shy of breaking the record high for July 9th which was 32.2 set in 1926 “We are forecasting a high of 31 today, and we are pretty much on track for the same temperature as yesterday, so it looks like we will fall short of the record mark.”
Smith says there is relief on the way, as cooler temperatures will be here tomorrow, rain and thunderstorms likely developing late in the day “It’s a double edged sword” says Smith “We need the rain, but there will be lightning” and that always presents a risk of new lightning sparked fires.