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A Wet Summer in PG but Not a Washout – Environment Canada

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 @ 5:45 AM

Prince George, B.C. – June and July weren’t the wettest months on record in Prince George but three days did qualify as the rainiest ever.

“June – typically the wettest month for the year – ended up 14th in all of the years we’ve taken measurements. And that’s going back to the 1940’s,” says Environment Canada meteorologist Lisa Coldwells. “July was the 17th wettest month.”

She says the wettest days on record were June 2nd when the city experienced 20.3 mm of the wet stuff. June 15th when there was 26.5 mm of rain and July 4th when there was 17.3 mm.

“So three really wet days in the summer but we’re not even into the top 10 for the wettest summers yet.”

Can we expect to see an improvement this month?

“We’re keeping our fingers crossed that a nice big upper ridge does start to show up and give us at least an extended period of warm, dry weather,” says Coldwells.

“And for the near term the end of this week is looking good for two or three days but we don’t see an extended period of long-term sunny weather.”


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