Sylvia Bertrand shared this beautiful panoramic photo from the lookout above the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital on Sunday, April 28.

‘Bang on’ temperatures, less rain in the West Kootenay

No records set for April, according to weather services in the Southeast Fire Centre

The temperature was smack-dab, but April saw less rain than what’s usual for the fourth month of the year.

Read more: Snowfall warning for the Kootenays

“The month, as is typical of April, was unsettled,” summarized Ron Lakeman, forecaster for the Southeast Fire Centre.

“The mean monthly temperature was bang on normal, while the total amount of precipitation, all rain, was only 69 per cent of normal.”

Temperatures were highly variable, however no records were set.

Further, the average daily temperature of 8.8 C expected for April, is the exact mean Lakeman noted in his month-end report.

The warmest day was 20.8 C on April 21, and the coldest it got was -2.7 C on the last day of the month.

The 39-year record high of 28.2 C still stands from April 27, 1980. And -7.5 C remains the coldest day in the history books for the month, set on April Fools Day, 1979.

Precipitation-wise, measurable rain was recorded 16 of the 30 days, though trace amounts were noted another six days.

“Several Pacific disturbances pushed across southern B.C. for relatively frequent showers, but generally light amounts of rain,” Lakeman explained. “High pressure allowed for a few dry and fairly sunny days, most notably the fist two days of the month, (as well as) April 17 and April 21.”

The greatest amount of rainfall for one day was 8.8 millimeters, recorded on April 5.

Growing degree days (GDD) currently sit at 95 per cent of normal, according to Lakeman’s summary.

GDD are a measure of heat accumulation used by horticulturists, gardeners, and farmers, throughout the year, to predict plant and animal development rates such as the date that a flower will bloom, a crop will reach maturity, or a turkey is ready for the roasting pan.



newsroom@trailtimes.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Trail memorial event honours victims and survivors of crime

Community invited to unveiling of memorial bench on Tuesday

Rainbow garden blooms in Trail

Trail volunteers have been working non-stop planting beautiful landscaping projects

Pit-stop brought radio newshound to Trail

In his new autobiography, Intrepid Reporter , Garrett summarizes his time in Trail …

Blues-Trail link dates backs to franchise’s first game in ‘67

Greater Trail’s connection with the St. Louis Blues runs deep and illustrious …

VIDEO: Canadian breaks women’s world record for longest plank

Dana Glowacka, of Montreal, held a plank for four hours and 20 minutes

Kamloops girl, 9, recovering from carbon monoxide poisoning now out of ICU

Her mother who was sleeping in the same tent with her did not survive

‘I think he’s still alive’: B.C. mom pleads for help finding son last seen a month ago

Family offering $5,000 reward for information leading to the safe return of Tim Delahaye

New poll suggests one-third don’t want politicians to wear religious symbols

Local politicians shouldn’t be allowed to wear hijabs, crucifixes or turbans on the job, survey suggests

Raptors fans far from home adjust plans to watch pivotal playoff game

Raptors currently lead the playoff series 3-2, and a win Saturday would vault them into NBA finals

Five takeaways from the Court of Appeal ruling on B.C.’s pipeline law

It’s unclear how many tools are left in B.C.’s toolbox to fight the project

Kootenay man arrested and charged in 2015 murder

Nathaniel Jessup 32 of Creston has been charged with the second-degree murder of Katherine McAdam and offering an indignity to a body.

Scheer says it would take Conservatives five years to balance budget

Scheeraccused the Liberal government of spending $79.5 billion of previously unbudgeted funds

B.C. man, 30, arrested for driving his parents’ cars while impaired twice in one day

The Vancouver-area man was arrested after officers caught him driving impaired twice in one day

Most Read