Today is the Autumnal Equinox, marking the end of summer and the beginning of fall.
One of two days of the year when there are 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness.
As a new season gets underway in the Cariboo, we asked Meteorologist for Environment Canada, Derek Lee what can we expect temperature-wise.
“We are experiencing warmer than average temperatures for the Cariboo and that trend is likely to continue to at least the first week of October. For the remainder of September we’ll see warm temperatures, mainly sunny skies, maybe a few cloudy days here and there, but mainly sunny and warm.”
Lee noted the temperatures on a daily average should be 2 to 4 degrees warmer than normal and that there are some days in the forecast that we will possibly get up to the mid ’20s.
He added that historically there were 10 centimeters of snow as early as October 10th back in 1919 in Quesnel.
Lee says we could see some snow in early October but the likelihood of it staying is quite low.