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There are 106 weather stations in BC (84 if you don't count the lighthouse stations), so Summerland finished yesterday as one of the coldest spots in the province. Only 28.5C

Squamish, right by the ocean, hit 35.8.

BTW, the Kelowna station at UBCO was the hottest location in the valley yesterday.

Some people have speculated that this station is poorly sited. I've gone and looked at it UBCO station (see below). It is better than most, and actually better than the Osoyoos station. One thing no one talks about is that accurately measuring temperature is really hard, even at the best of times. And using semiconductor material that digital thermometer use makes it a lot harder than the old school way of using alcohol or mercury. Digital thermometers drift over time (often as much as 10% per year) so if they aren't calibrated regularly they can be quite far off before you know it.

This problem is amplified due to the fact that digital thermometers react non-linearly with temperature, so error goes up exponentially with extreme heat and extreme cold.
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Severe thunderstorms in the Greystokes area, slow moving and dropping lots of rain. That area drains into mission creek.
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Frisk wrote: May 16th, 2023, 2:50 pm Severe thunderstorms in the Greystokes area, slow moving and dropping lots of rain. That area drains into mission creek.
I wonder how many fires this will cause.
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A bit of wind, a few dramatic clouds, and that was it. Is more coming?
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Lady tehMa wrote: May 16th, 2023, 8:01 pm A bit of wind, a few dramatic clouds, and that was it. Is more coming?
14 day forecast is showing a cooling trend next weekend with a chance of showers Monday.
Here's hoping.
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I wouldn't mind a bit more rain :130:
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Just don't rain on weekend.
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Even Steven wrote: May 16th, 2023, 10:07 pm Just don't rain on weekend.
I remember a summer in Toronto in the 90's where it rained big time for 8 weekends in a row.

Total bummer; few people that year got to really enjoy camping and cottage country.

Beautiful sunshine during the work week though!
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May is a fv month as a rule, the times when you have neither furnace nor A/C on
That passed us this year
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normaM wrote: May 17th, 2023, 5:48 am May is a fv month as a rule, the times when you have neither furnace nor A/C on
That passed us this year
I've lived here for 25 yrs, and noticed that very often , we get a week of summer weather in early may, followed by a rainy june(often starting on the may long weekend,lol)
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June is our wettest month, I think? Glacier would know.
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Glacier knows nothing.

But I do know that June is the wettest month of the year 22% of the time (so only about 1 in every 5 years). That's higher odds than any other month. May is next at 12%.

It is the driest month of the year 2% of the time, or 1 in every 50 years, which is the lowest odds after January where it's 1 in 100 year odds.
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Even Steven wrote: May 16th, 2023, 10:07 pm Just don't rain on weekend.
It won't. We just bought an umbrella.
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Even Steven wrote: May 16th, 2023, 10:07 pm Just don't rain on weekend.
it HAS to.. it's a long weekend!

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