It’s cold, but we haven’t broken any records yet.
The thermometer dipped to 26.9 degrees Celsius early Monday morning, a couple of degrees shy of the record for December 12 of -28.9 degrees Celsius, set in 1972. In a case you were wondering, the warmest December 12 on record in Prince George was 10.9 degrees Celsius, set in 2002.
The average high for this time of year is -3.5 degrees Celsius and the average low is -11.3 degrees Celsius.
We’ll have to go some if we want to break a record Tuesday (not that we’d want to), but the record low for December 13 is -33.3 degrees Celsius, set in 1955.
The forecast for today in Prince George is sunny and clear with highs of -23 degrees Celsius and an overnight low of -27 degrees Celsius.
Environment Canada is predicting that temperatures will get even lower this week with overnight lows of -34 degrees Celsius on Friday and -31 degree Celsius on Saturday. We can expect things to warm up on Sunday, however, with a daytime high of -13 degrees Celsius.