Weather Update

Despite recording a high temperature yesterday of 27.4 degrees, Fort St. John fell five degrees shy of a Canada Day record. On July first, 1942 we recorded a high of 32.4 degrees but today’s record of 30.7, set just two years ago, may be reachable. Right now the Environment Canada forecast high for today is 29 degrees but, the Weather Network is still calling for 30. According to Environment Canada there’s also a 30 percent chance of showers or thundershowers today and, a 60 percent chance tomorrow. That’s good news for the farming community, because we have just finished a very dry month of June. Total precipitation was only 26.7 millimeters, less than 40 percent of the monthly norm of 71.4. July is traditionally the top moisture month in this region recording an average of 83.2 millimeters.