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Prince George records driest August on record since 1943

If you thought we weren’t getting enough rain in Prince George during August, you were right.

The drought-like conditions were felt throughout the Northern Capital.

Last month turned out to be a record breaker.

“For Prince George, specifically, it was the driest on record since 1943 as only 6.8 millimeters of rain fell at the airport and that’s about 13 percent of normal so it was extraordinarily dry,” said David Wray, Environment Canada Meteorologist.

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Prince George received up to 15 millimeters of rain over the Labour Day long weekend, further assisting with the wildfire efforts.

More of the wet stuff is on the way for the Prince George area according to Wray.

“We have a couple of days that are dry including today but we’re expecting another significant, well-organized system that will sweep through the central interior later Friday and into Saturday and at that point, we could see an additional ten to fifteen millimetres,”

The seasonal shift in the northern capital seems to have taken place already with a thick patch of fog blanketing the skies this morning.

“We’re looking at lows of zero with patchy fog and frost tonight so we’re definitely looking at getting into the season with the lower dewpoints and when we expect overnight lows to reach the freezing mark we are looking at the possibility of some fog in the region.”

Prince George could experience four consecutive days of rainfall starting on Friday.

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