September 'a warm and dry month' in Kamloops

By Greg Fry
October 2, 2017 - 12:15pm

KAMLOOPS — It was certainly warm and dry in Kamloops in September, but not enough to break any records.

"We didn't come close to breaking any and I think that's because the fall is usually dry for us. But it was extremely dry last month, for example we only had six millimetres of rain and we usually get 29. That's only 20 per cent of the normal rainfall," says Doug Lundquist, meteorologist with Environment Canada.

"As far as temperature went it came out to 17.2 (degrees). It's usually 15.6 so we were almost two degrees above average, but no record."

He says the biggest story in his mind is because we had record breaking dryness throughout the summer, September didn't help to replenish that.

"Six millimetres isn't enough rain to really do much except to wet the surface. It was just an extension of what we had in the summer."

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