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Stability expected in short term Grande Prairie forecast: Environment Canada

As the weather across the Grande Prairie region continues to sit closer to the seasonal average, the Senior Climatologist for Environment Canada believes at least, for now, the wild shifts in weather are in the rearview mirror.

“We do get these abrupt kind of changes, and they tend to not be in the dog days of summer, but more on the edges,” says David Phillips.

Phillips says it is understandable that during the height of the heatwave, and subsequent wildfire emergencies across Alberta, it’s easy to think there is no light at the end of the tunnel. However, with the recent influx of rain, it has made things a little more tolerable, even if the threat of fires remains

“Since the weekend they’ve almost got some rescue rain, [but] we are still just at the beginning of the wildfire season,” he adds. “It’s not going to be really hot, or really cool. It’s generally pretty dry, but, there is always a risk fires are going to resume themselves, as they’re not totally out,”

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Phillips says with highs in the low 20s expected in the short term, those in the Peace Country, and much of northern Alberta can for now at least try to enjoy the start of summer.

“It looks like the humidity will be decent, doesn’t seem like strong winds in the forecast, so my sense is it may be clear sailing for them in the next week or so,” he adds.

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