Bring on the Heat
Prince George, B.C. – If Environment Canada is right, Prince George could break a temperature record by the end of the week.
Environment Canada Meteorologist Lisa Coldwells says Friday could be a record breaker, “We are predicting a high for April 1st of 20 degrees. The old record was 18.9 degrees set in 1941, so it’s a long term record that we’re going to busting if we can get over that 20 degree mark.”
Coldwells says the warm weather is all thanks to a large upper ridge “It’s the first of the season of the warm variety. It’s origin is down around California, and as it moves up through Oregon and into BC we’re going to look at warm temperatures and sunny skies.”
Heading toward that peak high on Friday, today and tomorrow are also expected to be well above seasonal norms says Coldwells “Normal for this time of the year is 10 degrees, so we’re looking at forecasts that are 6 to 8 degrees above normal for the next couple of days. If we can get to 20 that’s pushing it right to the limit, that’s a 10 degree above normal forecast.”
Prince George hasn’t seen a daily high of 20 degrees since October 9th of 2015.
While some might think a prediction of 20 degrees for April 1st, might be an April Fools Day prank, Coldwells chuckles and says not so “That’s not an April Fools Day joke, that’s a forecast.”