Looks Like Six More Weeks of Winter
Prince George, B.C. – This won’t come as any surprise to residents of the northern Interior, but we’re likely in for six more weeks of winter.
Alyssa Charbonneau, meteorologist with Environment Canada, has provided her Groundhog Day forecast and says things are going to get a lot chillier today and especially over the weekend.
“I know temperatures there have already come back to colder temperatures and that’s going to continue and actually get a little bit colder as we head into the beginning of next week,” she says.
“So, the rest of this week we’re looking at being under the influence of arctic air – we’re looking at highs close to minus 10 and lows in the minus 15-18 range.”
Charbonneau says by Sunday and into early next week it looks like temperatures will dip down even further into the minus mid-20s.
She says the average temperature in January was minus 8.1 – just slightly above the monthly average of minus 7.9.
Charbonneau says we also had 44.6 millimetres of precipitation including melted snowfall and rain.
“And that’s a litter bit drier than normal so 52.9 millimetres is the normal average for January.”