Temperature record set on Sunday

The past weekend was decidedly wetter and warmer than usual.

On Saturday, 13.5 mm of steady rain fell on the city - the fourth largest amount on record for Nov. 16 - and on Sunday, the daytime high reached 11.9 C, the highest for Nov. 17 since numbers began to be kept in 1912.

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You can thank the Pineapple Express for delivering the tropic-like weather, according to Environment Canada meteorologist Bobby Sekhon.

"It gave a whole bunch of rain on the coast and some of that rain made it into the Interior, including Prince George," he said.

The greatest amount of rain for Nov. 16 was 17.8 in 1944. The previous record for temperature for Nov. 17 was 11.7 C, set in 1936.

Sekhon said this November has been a wet month in general so far while temperatures have been slightly above normal.

As of today, Environment Canada was forecasting a 70-per-cent chance of showers for Saturday and for the temperature to drop low enough for a 60-per-cent chance of flurries on Tuesday.

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