FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Region has been experiencing extremely cold weather temperatures for the past four days and temperatures should re-bound to the minus twenties by midweek said Environment Canada.
Talking with Bob Sekhon, Meteorologist with Environment Canada, he shares, “Last week we experienced the warm air and now we are seeing this artic ridge of high pressure building an arctic front that is coming through, most of B.C. is settling in an arctic airmass”
The region has experienced a shift in air mass from a milder one and now the arctic air has taken over, as winter is considered January, February and March shared Sekhon. We are expected to experience an El Nino which means warmer than normal temps on average over the three month period.
“This coincides with the warmer temperatures in January,” said Sekhon. “However events such as artic outbreaks and artic ridges of high pressure that settle in can still occur in this time so we can’t discount snowstorms and cold dense air however the three-month average we would expect it to be slightly above normal.”
“Being El Nino you may see more of the temperature swings,” said Sekhon
To read more about the projected milder winter CLICK HERE