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2022 was colder and drier than normal for Prince George

Prince George had its fair share of unseasonably warm and cold weather towards the end of the year.

“When we think back to 2022, we remember the highs and the lows, in terms of some really warm stretches and some really cold stretches, particularly at the end of the year,” said Environment Canada Alyssa Charbonneau.

“When we average out over the whole year, Prince George does come in as colder than normal, and drier than normal.”

Charbonneau said the mean temperature for the year was only slightly below normal for the year, and it was the 48th coldest year on record for Prince George.

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She added it was the fifth driest year on record.

“Prince George’s Airport saw 440.8 mm of precipitation, normal would be 594.9 ,” Charbonneau said.

“That’s just about 74 per cent of normal for the year.”

While Prince George saw some extremely cold some days in December, it was only the 16th coldest December on record going back to 1912.

“Average temperature for the month of December was minus 13.8, compared to a normal of minus 7.2,” Charbonneau explained.

The precipitation last month was also below normal, when our area received 31 mm, compared to the normal of 43.9.

To start 2023, Charbonneau said the weather will remain on the milder side for a few days, with the possibility of flurries.

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