If the five day forecasts are accurate it should be a White Christams from coast to coast in Canada, for the time time since 1971.
Even Victoria, the city with the warmest climate in the country is blanketed in snow and with a Saturday low of minus 15 recorded its coldest day since 1969.
In the central Vancouver Island community of Nanaimo 45 centimeters of snow has fallen since December 12th, about 17 more than Fort St. John has received all month.
However, the problem in this area is cold not snowy weather and we set a daily record yesterday with a reading of minus 37 point five and are on the verge of setting another one this morning.
Meantime, the below normal temperatures are creating BC Hydro concern and it is asking customers across the province to try and cut down on their power consumption.
Spokesman, Dag Sharman….
Hydro’s main concern goes to the risk of outages, which increase with added strain to the system.
As for the system that’s causing our cold weather it will ease a bit later this week but there’s nothing in the long forecast modules to suggest we’ll get back to seasonal temperatures values before we go back to work on January 5th.