Unseasonable Weather to Continue
Prince George, B.C. – “”It’s another warm day across the Central Interior” says Environment Canada Meteorologist Ross MacDonald who says the first week of November has produced unseasonably warm temperatures.The region is experiencing a warm south westerly flow, courtesy of what is often called a “pineapple express” as warm air from the area of Hawaii makes it way to the B.C. coast.
While the flow has brought heavier rains to the south coast areas of B.C., the interior is experiencing showers. “We are going to go for a forecast high of eleven degrees today, and even warmer tomorrow with a high of 14 degrees” says MacDonald.
But at 14 degrees, that’s not a new record for November “It’s going to be close, but 14 doesn’t quite make the daily record. The daily record for tomorrow is 16.7 set back in 1930. So we will be warm, we will be close, but not quite at a daily record.”
He says the warmest monthly record for a November in Prince George was 17.4. Still, so far, November has been unusually warm in Prince George says MacDonald “To put it into context, including today, we will have had 6 of the first six days will have broken through the 10 degree mark. On average, we only see one day in the month of November where it gets above 10 degrees, so certainly to start the month we are well above normal.”
The warmth will be with us for a while yet says MacDonald “That warm air mass looks to be sticking around for the rest of the week with temperatures in Prince George in double digits. So we’ll be seeing unseasonable temperatures right until the weekend.”
He says there might a be slight cooling into the weekend, “Into the high single digits, but we’ll still be above normal temperatures there.”