Yet another series of new daily high temp records were set again yesterday in the west.
Weather summary for British Columbia issued by Environment Canada at 11:29 p.m. PDT Saturday 8 July 2017. Discussion. A strong upper ridge of high pressure over southern British Columbia is giving high temperatures. Several daily records were broken on Saturday, July 8. Summary of daily temperature records in degrees Celsius. Cranbrook area 35.5 (Previous record 35.2 in 1985) Creston area 35.8 (Previous record 35.0 in 1985) Nelson area 35.7 (Previous record 35.0 in 1970) Sparwood area 33.1 (Previous record 32.7 in 1985) Trail area 36.3 (Previous record 36.1 in 2015) Please note that this summary may contain preliminary or unofficial information and does not constitute a complete or final report. End/PSPC
Weather summary for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada at 8:41 p.m. CST Saturday 8 July 2017. Discussion. Southwestern Saskatchewan is on the periphery of a large mass of hot air which has set up over western North America. A heat warning remains in effect for southwestern Saskatchewan. In the old Fahrenheit scale, some of these temperatures are triple digits. The following locations set new record high temperatures today (values given in degrees Celsius): ASSINIBOIA New record of 36.6 Old record of 36.0 set in 1983 Records started in 1915 CORONACH New record of 38.2 or 101 Fahrenheit Old record of 37.0 in 1989 Records started in 1971 ROCKGLEN New record of 37.3 Old record of 32.3 set in 2001 Records started in 1971 VAL MARIE New record of 38.5 or 101 Fahrenheit Old record of 37.5 set in 1983 Records started in 1937 Another noteworthy temperature was the high of 37.8 in Mankota today. This was just shy of their old record of 38.0 set in 1983. 37.8 is exactly 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Please note that this summary may contain preliminary or unofficial information and does not constitute a complete or final report. End/PASPC
The number of fires burning through BC has jumped to 180+, with nearly 2000 firefighters combating them and many thousands displaced. The Red Cross has initiated an appeal for assistance.
Ridging looks to stand mostly firm over the region through the next mid-term, bookended by an upper low in the NE Pacific and a downstream trough through the east.
00z EPS 500mb height anomalies, days 1-5:
850mb temp anomalies, same timeframe:
5-day total precip from the WPC:
Precip anomalies for days 1-7 from the 00z GFS ensembles: