May Wetter Than Normal
Prince George, B.C.- All the numbers have yet to be verified, but it looks like May 2017 will go in the books as wetter than a typical May.
Environment Canada Meteorologist Alyssa Charbonneau says the month “Had some mood swings” starting out cold then swinging to the warm break.
While the precipitation monitor in the Prince George area is not totally reliable, and may be off by a couple of millimeters she says numbers checked before last night’s rainfall, indicated there had been 55.3 millimeters of precipitation over the course of May, when the normal is about 49mm.
The big weather story of the month was the wind storm which saw gusts of 94 kms per hour in Prince George. While most of the province experienced that storm, Charbonneau says the highest gusts were recorded in Prince George.
Temperature wise, the average daily temp was 10.7 degrees and the normal average for May is 10.1.
Looking ahead to the three months of summer, the long range prediction indicates a 60-70% chance temperatures will be warmer than normal, although nothing off the charts says Charbonneau “It looks like it would be in the order of a degree or so above normal, so it’s not forecasting it to be scorching hot for those three months.” Long range precipitation predictions are not as accurate says Charbonneau “We don’t really have any useful information on how that’s going to turn out, it really depends on the specific storm systems and where they go, but we are still hanging on to that long range forecast of warmer than normal temperatures for the summer.”