Hixon, British Columbia

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Hixon is located in British Columbia
Hixon
Hixon
Location of Hixon in British Columbia

Hixon is an unincorporated community at the northern edge of the Cariboo region of the Central Interior region of British Columbia, Canada. It is part of Electoral Area E in the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George.[1] It is located on the east (left) bank of the Fraser River, and is about midway along BC Highway 97 between the cities of Prince George (N) and Quesnel (S). It was named for Hixon Creek, which in turn is named for a 19th Century prospector in the area, by the name of Joseph Foster Hixon, who found gold here on the banks of the Fraser River back around 1866.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Hixon
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 14.0
(57.2)
14.0
(57.2)
20.0
(68)
31.1
(88)
37.5
(99.5)
34.5
(94.1)
36.1
(97)
36.5
(97.7)
35.5
(95.9)
26.5
(79.7)
17.0
(62.6)
11.0
(51.8)
37.5
(99.5)
Average high °C (°F) −2.9
(26.8)
0.9
(33.6)
6.8
(44.2)
13.0
(55.4)
18.2
(64.8)
21.6
(70.9)
24.1
(75.4)
23.9
(75)
18.4
(65.1)
10.5
(50.9)
1.7
(35.1)
−2.4
(27.7)
11.2
(52.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) −6.7
(19.9)
−3.8
(25.2)
0.7
(33.3)
5.9
(42.6)
10.8
(51.4)
14.5
(58.1)
16.7
(62.1)
16.2
(61.2)
11.6
(52.9)
5.4
(41.7)
−1.6
(29.1)
−5.8
(21.6)
5.3
(41.5)
Average low °C (°F) −10.5
(13.1)
−8.6
(16.5)
−5.3
(22.5)
−1.3
(29.7)
3.3
(37.9)
7.4
(45.3)
9.2
(48.6)
8.5
(47.3)
4.7
(40.5)
0.3
(32.5)
−4.9
(23.2)
−9.3
(15.3)
−0.5
(31.1)
Record low °C (°F) −44.0
(−47.2)
−39.4
(−38.9)
−30.0
(−22)
−15.0
(5)
−6.1
(21)
−1.0
(30.2)
1.0
(33.8)
−2.5
(27.5)
−6.0
(21.2)
−26.5
(−15.7)
−35.5
(−31.9)
−40.5
(−40.9)
−44.0
(−47.2)
Precipitation mm (inches) 64.5
(2.539)
32.2
(1.268)
32.7
(1.287)
36.7
(1.445)
46.2
(1.819)
68.5
(2.697)
70.5
(2.776)
47.3
(1.862)
57.9
(2.28)
66.4
(2.614)
63.4
(2.496)
58.8
(2.315)
645.0
(25.394)
Rainfall mm (inches) 12.3
(0.484)
7.6
(0.299)
14.9
(0.587)
31.5
(1.24)
45.5
(1.791)
68.5
(2.697)
70.5
(2.776)
47.3
(1.862)
57.9
(2.28)
59.5
(2.343)
28.2
(1.11)
8.8
(0.346)
452.4
(17.811)
Snowfall cm (inches) 52.2
(20.55)
24.6
(9.69)
17.9
(7.05)
5.2
(2.05)
0.7
(0.28)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
6.9
(2.72)
35.2
(13.86)
50.0
(19.69)
192.6
(75.83)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm) 14.6 10.4 11.2 10.9 14.3 15.9 15.4 12.8 13.4 16.2 15.4 13.9 164.3
Avg. rainy days (≥ 0.2 mm) 3.7 3.8 6.7 9.4 14.1 15.9 15.4 12.8 13.4 14.9 8.1 2.9 121.0
Avg. snowy days (≥ 0.2 cm) 12.3 7.5 6.3 2.2 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.4 9.5 11.8 52.3
Source: [2]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 53°25′12″N 122°35′09″W / 53.42000°N 122.58583°W / 53.42000; -122.58583