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October 27, 2017 3:42 pm

August a Warm and Dry One

Friday, September 1, 2017 @ 10:20 AM

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.”


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