The anticipated robust ridge in the west has led to record-setting daily high temps in parts of BC; this is EC’s summary.
Weather summary for British Columbia issued by Environment Canada at 6:23 p.m. PDT Thursday 6 July 2017. Discussion. A STRONG, UPPER RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER SOUTHERN BRITISH COLUMBIA THIS WEEK IS GIVING HIGH TEMPERATURES. SEVERAL DAILY RECORDS WERE BROKEN ON THURSDAY, JULY 6. SUMMARY OF DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS IN DEGREES CELCIUS. CASTLEGAR AREA 37.9 (PREVIOUS RECORD 37.2 IN 1968) CLEARWATER AREA 36.4 (PREVIOUS RECORD 35.6 IN 1975) CLINTON AREA 29.9 (PREVIOUS RECORD 28.6 IN 2015) HOPE SLIDE AREA 29.7 (PREVIOUS RECORD 28.0 IN 2015) KAMLOOPS AREA 38.5 (PREVIOUS RECORD 37.2 IN 1906) KELOWNA AREA 37.3 (PREVIOUS RECORD 34.4 IN 1968) MACKENZIE AREA 28.9 (PREVIOUS RECORD 28.3 IN 2015) MERRITT AREA 35.7 (PREVIOUS RECORD 34.4 IN 1975) NAKUSP AREA 35.4 (PREVIOUS RECORD 33.9 IN 2007) NELSON AREA 37.8 (PREVIOUS RECORD 35.0 IN 1922) OSOYOOS AREA 37.8 (TIED PREVIOUS RECORD 37.8 IN 1968) PENTICTON AREA 36.5 (PREVIOUS RECORD 34.4 IN 1942) PRINCE GEORGE AREA 30.6 (TIED PREVIOUS RECORD 30.6 IN 1920) PUNTZI MOUNTAIN AREA 31.9 (PREVIOUS RECORD 31.1 IN 1975) SQUAMISH AREA 29.0 (PREVIOUS RECORD 28.5 IN 2011) VERNON AREA 36.9 (PREVIOUS RECORD 36.1 IN 1906) WILLIAMS LAKE AREA 31.0 (PREVIOUS RECORD 30.0 IN 1975) Please note that this summary may contain preliminary or unofficial information and does not constitute a complete or final report. End/PSPC
Beginning on Friday and persisting through the weekend, maximum daily temperatures reaching near 32C or above and minimum overnight temperatures near 16C will be felt in southwestern Saskatchewan.
Temperatures are expected to cool ever so slightly below warning criteria on Monday.
Drink plenty of water even before you feel thirsty and stay in a cool place.
Reduce your heat risk. Schedule outdoor activities during the coolest parts of the day.
Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.
Heat warnings are issued when very high temperature or humidity conditions are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.
These are the 5-day 2m temp anomalies spanning the medium range via the 00z GFS ensembles, beginning with days 1-5:
Verification of the June 19th run of the Euro weeklies which covered the period from June 26th to July 3rd.
Latest info extends into the early days of August.
Next run will be the evening of Monday July 10th.