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April — wettest since 1996

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
May 2nd, 2017

There wasn’t much of that massive, blazing ball of heat in the sky the past month as the cool, wet weather pattern of March continued through into April said Ron Lakeman of the Southeast Fire Centre in Castlegar.

Lakeman said, during his monthly weather synopsis that measureable rain was recorded 22 of the possible 30 days in April as a series of Pacific systems pushed across southern BC.

“The total rainfall (no snow) of 84.2 millimetres is 42 percent greater than the normal amount of precipitation which falls during April,” Lakeman explained.

“It was the wettest April since 1996,” he added.

Lakeman said the mean daily maximum temperature was 2.1 degrees cooler than normal with the warmest temperature during the month was 19.6 C degrees during the afternoon of April 22nd.

The lowest temperature of the month happened on April 4, with a reading of minus-3.7 C.

“The only record broken this month was the daily rainfall of 9.2 mm on April 6th,” he said.

Cool, rainy, wet weather appears to be in the rearview mirror as Environment Canada is calling for temperatures to rise to as high as 25 C by Monday — 27 C on Thursday.

However, with the surge in heat comes the chance or potential thunderstorms by the end of the week.

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