PG Experiences Warm November But Cold Snap on the Way
Prince George, B.C. – It’s been a while since Prince George experienced a November like last month but things are about to change.
Environment Canada meteorologist Matt MacDonald says Prince George experienced its third warmest November on record with an average temperature of 2.4 degrees last month – almost five degrees above the average temperature of minus 2.5.
He says the warmest November on record was an average of 3.6 degrees back in 1954. The second warmest November was 3.3 degrees in 1949. Environment Canada has been compiling monthly averages since 1942.
So why all the warmth?
“Well if you look back at November it was really stuck in this southerly flow. So, the coast was getting hammered with copious amounts of precipitation and the Interior was under a nice southerly flow of warm air that really last until about mid-month and then we saw the transition into near seasonal temperatures.”
As for precipitation, he says it was just 70 per cent of normal at 39.7 millimetres but says there were still 23 days of rain making for “a dreary month.”
Looking ahead to the end of the week though he’s predicting a cold snap to start Sunday night.
“We’re going to see our first arctic air mass of the year with an overnight low of minus 17 and then by Monday night minus 29. So, things are getting chilly here to start off the first week of December.”