August a Warm and Dry One
Prince George, B.C. – August 17 in Prince George will go in the record books as being a little warmer and a whole lot drier than a typical August.
“It was the 17th warmest August since 1943” says Environment Canada Meteorologist Alyssa Charbonneau. The average daily temperature was 15.8 degrees, the normal is 15.
And it was very dry. Last month, the City received 23.8 mm of precipitation. That’s less than half the usual rainfall in August says Charbonneau “51.5 mm is the normal, That ranks as the 9th driest August since 1943.”
The long weekend will be starting off with showers and cool temps, but there is a chance for record breaking temperatures next week says Charbonneau ” We have a very strong ridge of high pressure building over B.C., right over the entire province for Monday and Tuesday and next week. Temperatures are going to be shooting up to near 30 degrees. A high of 26 on Monday, 28 on Tuesday, and 30 on Wednesday and it looks like after Wednesday temperatures are going to moderate a little bit, but definitely a hot stretch.” She says the record high for September 6th is 27.2 “It was set back in 1951, so that forecast means we could be looking at near or new record temperatures.”