Chilliwack weather warmer, drier than usual

This past Feb. was warmer, and drier, than the 30-year average conditions for Chilliwack. And snowfall was significantly less than average.

This past Feb. was warmer, and drier, than the 30-year average conditions for Chilliwack, according to a new release by Environment Canada. And snowfall was significantly less than average.

“Weather conditions throughout the month were generally mild and moist as a series of Pacific frontal systems continued to move across the Province,” noted Environment Canada in the release.

Daily mean temperatures ranged from 2.3 °C to 8.3 °C during last month, compared with an average 1.2–8.1 °C. Rainfall also dropped from a 30-year average precipitation of 195 mm for Feb., to 152 mm. This was despite the “pineapple express” deluge at the end of the month., which brought 49 mm of rain.

There were only four days of frost, at a time when average is 10. For both Jan. and Feb., snowfall was 98 per cent below normal.

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