FSJ weekend snowfall update

For the first time in five months, Fort St. John has recorded a better than average monthly precipitation total.

Not only that, although there are conflciting numbers from Environment Canada it appears we did it in the past three days, and set new daily snowfall records on each one of them.


Yesterday’s total was 8.5 centimters and that broke the 1996 record of 6.2.

It also pushed the three day totals, to about 30 centimeters of snow, and 30 millimeters of precipitation.

Add 4.1 millimeters of rain last Thursday, and the unofficial five day precipitation total is nearly 34 millimeters, which equals the amount recorded at the local airport in the previous five weeks.

Environment Canada puts the October precipitation norm for Fort St. John at 25.8 millimeters.