10 cm of spring snow has fallen in Fort St. John

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Environment Canada says as of 11 a.m. Friday, the local airport weather station this morning was 9.6 centimetres, easily surpassing the May 20th record of 1.6 set in 1992.

It’s also reasonable to assume, that’s about half the record precipitation total for this date of 18.8 millimetres, set in 1989.

However, again we note we just missed matching the May 19th precipitation record by only half a millimetre, with a post of 12.6, including nearly a centimetre of snow, as opposed to the 2007 record, of 13.1 millimetres.

As predicted the current storm precipitation amounts in the South Peace appear to be higher than those in the North Peace and although we don’t have anything posted yet for today, yesterday’s total for Dawson Creek was 19.3 millimeters, and Grande Prairie’s was 25.2.

Environment Canada says we could still see another 2 centimetres of snow before the day is over.  The snow will end by this evening when it turns back to rain, but that might not be the last snow we see, as the region could see more snow overnight into Saturday before temperatures reach a high of 11.

 

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