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October 27, 2017 4:47 pm

Mixed Numbers from Environment Canada on Yesterday’s Temp

Friday, July 7, 2017 @ 11:47 AM

Prince George, B.C.- So  was a 97year old record high temperature record broken  in Prince George yesterday?  The short answer is no,    instead call it a tie.Environment Canada Meteorologist Cindy Yu  says  even though the 24 hour  conditions report  listed the maximum temperature  as  30.1,   and  the Environment Canada  historical data  records it  as a high of 30.4,   the actual  maximum temperature in two areas of Prince George was  30.6.

She says   Environment Canada  erred  when it  previously reported  that the record,  set in 1920   was 30.3.  The record  was actually 30.6.

So why the discrepancy in numbers?

Yu says  Environment Canada  takes measurements from two of its own stations in Prince George:

  • Massey Drive   which recorded a high of 30.6 yesterday
  • Prince George Airport,  which  recorded a high of 30.6

and  from the Nav Canada weather  station at the Airport which reported a high of  30.4.

She says Environment Canada then  records  the highest value as the “maximum”  for the day.  In this case it was  30.6 “but keep in mind that is for the Prince George area” says Yu.

So at 30.6,  yesterday’s high ties the record  which was set in 1920,  although we don’t know  in which part of the City  that record was set.



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