A Wet July in Prince George
Prince George, B.C. – Environment Canada has confirmed what everyone in Prince George already suspected – July was wetter than normal.
“In terms of precipitation, it was definitely a wet one,” says meteorologist Matt MacDonald. “We picked up 90 mm of rain compared to a normal of 62 so that’s 145% of the normal rain amount.”
He attributes the unsettled weather to upper low pressure systems “we’ve been plagued with.”
MacDonald says it wasn’t nearly as wet as things got in 1982 though when 131 mm of rain fell.
“A good news story in terms of agriculture and forest fire but for summer weather seekers that love to go camping – not so much.”
In terms of average temperature, he says July was on par with previous years at 15.8 degrees.
Looking ahead, he says August isn’t looking much different.
“The first week of August is looking like more of the same. Another upper low coming in off the coast and that supports a lot of atmospheric instability so today being a classic example,” says MacDonald.
“We start off the day kind of nice with a little bit of sun but those clouds will start bubbling up as we get into the afternoon and then we have a chance of thunderstorms.”