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October 27, 2017 5:20 pm

May Wetter Than Normal

Thursday, June 1, 2017 @ 5:59 AM

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.”


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