been there done that

by Charlie Onehorse
(prince george bc)

Without the Snow

Without the Snow

I live in Prince George, British Columbia. Pretty much, central BC winters are some times very cold, but that's why a long time ago someone, and I'm sure not an American. Besides I can go out and enjoy the sun in winter not like living in Seattle.

Barry's Response Can't say I been there done that, but Prince George is well known for being one of Canada's foggiest inland cities, with low winds. Even though it is cloudy most of the time, It also has amongst the driest and coolest summers and early snow in the fall.

The hottest temperature there was 36° in May 1983 and January 2, 1950 had a low of -50. A typical summer will get over 30°C a few times and a few winter nights will dip below -30 each year.

See for the full story on city comparisons. In Prince George, as in most of the country, we need to keep an eye out for storms at all times of the year. Find out a bit about Canadian weather warnings.

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by: Barry

Thanks for your input. Official data for some mysterious place in the area, probably the closest major airport vs. where the people live day-in and day-out can show some conflicts.

Here is an updated link for PG's data -;category=1

Apparently the station is also noted for light winds and dry summers, compared with Canada's other major cities.

by: Anonymous

I have to agree with the other poster who said Prince George is not very foggy. I have lived here many years, and with the exception of spring and fall, when weather is changing, I see very little fog. Winters are very bright and sunny most of the time. Unless, of course, it is snowing! One thing I have noticed the last 15 years or so is that we are getting more snow and much milder winters. I don't think I've seen anything below -25 more than half a dozen times per season for quite a few years. But the snow!! Finally had to get myself a snowplow for my old truck this year, even. But I wouldn't want to live where there are no 4 seasons, though I could do with about a month less of winter. Some years, winter is not so long, but one can't count on it, so its still effectively the same as far as gardens go.

Prince George
by: Anonymous

I have to disagree that Prince George is quite foggy. Maybe right in the bowl, which is like a valley where 2 rivers meet, but most of us do not live in the bowl, and experience very little fog in summer or winter. Winter is very sunny here. Autumn can be foggy with the extreme temperature difference between night and daytime. Summer is often absolutely sweltering! 80F plus and I am not into really hot weather. My worst complaint about this place is the length of the winters. If they were one month shorter, it would be a perfect place to live. Never would I want to live where there is no winter, I love my 4 seasons!

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