Fort St. John far ahead of August precipitation pace

However, according to the one at the local airport weather station, the total amount received on Friday was only 5.2 millimetres, or about one-fifth of an inch.

With no official recording of precipitation on Saturday, the Environment Canada weather station’s unofficial daily numbers had the month-to-date total through the end of the week up to 37.1 millimetres, or 65 per cent of the August average with two weeks of the month remaining.

The airport station reading didn’t reflect it, but flooding was reported on several city streets Friday afternoon, and arguably the worst hit area was the intersection at the corner of 94 Avenue and 100 Street. There were also widespread power outages reported throughout the area, extending from Charlie Lake to the west, through parts of Fort St. John, and north and east to Cecil Lake and Taylor.


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