The Weather Network’s Summer Preview says we can expect a near normal summer in the Peace.
Meteorologist Michael Carter says we can expect about the same temperatures in June, July and August of this year as we had last year.
“What that potentially means for you guys is some periods of back and forth; a bit of a battle between periods where you’re going to be a bit above normal and so, a little bit of back and forth, a little bit of changeability on the menu for the upcoming summer season.”
Carter says that should hold true for both temperature and precipitation.
“With the caveat that we certainly could see some periods with some heavier downpours. you know, as you get a lot of moisture in the spring, sometimes that really does prime the pump for a little bit of extra rainfall through the summer. As you increase that surface moisture, you increase the humidity. On the whole, expecting near to above normal conditions.”
He adds the weather should be close to what we had last summer.
“The summer really is our rainy season. We start to get those afternoon showers and thunderstorms that really help contribute a lot to our overall precipitation totals for the year. This year, with plenty of Pacific moisture available, and lots of surface moisture, lots of humidity, we’re coming out of a wet spring and so we expect near to above normal precipitation to continue.”
Carter says this projection is based on global weather patterns, water temperatures in the Pacific, air pressure patterns in the Arctic and records from previous years.