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More rain expected in Bulkley Valley throughout the rest of summer with ‘La Nina’ looming

Enjoy the sunshine while you can. Environment Canada says more of that July rain will likely dampen the rest of the summer.

Although the summer so far has been a degree and a half warmer on average than usual in the Bulkley Valley, and warmer than the rest of the province according to Environment Canada stats, the Valley has also seen 30 per cent more rainfall.

Meteorologist Matt Macdonald says ‘upper lows’ making their way down from the pan handle are to blame for getting in the way of summer.

“We’ve been looking at the charts waiting for this summer ridge to appear, and this summer it’s like it just didn’t get the memo. It hasn’t shown up, and we’re stuck with theses upper lows – one after the other.”

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Upper lows that are expected to bring more rainfall throughout the week with the possibility of thunderstorms and lightning.

Macdonald says we’re back to neutral conditions for the first time in two years – looking at La Nina – a counterpart to El Nino that will likely bring more cold and snow come winter.

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