Crescent Spur, British Columbia

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Crescent Spur, British Columbia
Locality
Crescent Spur, British Columbia is located in British Columbia
Crescent Spur, British Columbia
Crescent Spur, British Columbia
Location of Crescent Spur in British Columbia
Coordinates: 53°35′00″N 120°41′00″W / 53.58333°N 120.68333°W / 53.58333; -120.68333Coordinates: 53°35′00″N 120°41′00″W / 53.58333°N 120.68333°W / 53.58333; -120.68333
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Regional District Fraser-Fort George
Postal code V0J 3E0
Area code(s) 250 / 778 / 236
Highways BC 16 Trans-Canada Highway

Crescent Spur is a community in Robson Valley, British Columbia.[1] It is located northwest of McBride, British Columbia, on the Fraser River.[2] The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway established a station here in 1915 under the name Crescent Island. A post office was opened 29 December 1944. It was closed 21 July 1969, re-opened 15 January 1975, and then closed for good 9 March 1977.

Climate[edit]

Crescent Spur is located in a snow and rain belt, and gets significantly more precipitation than areas to the west like Prince George. The number of days with precipitation during the height of summer is higher than anywhere else in Canada. Crescent Spur gets measurable precipitation for 21.8 days on average in July, which is the highest in Canada.

Climate data for Crescent Spur
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 11.5
(52.7)
12.5
(54.5)
20.0
(68)
27.5
(81.5)
33.0
(91.4)
33.0
(91.4)
34.0
(93.2)
35.0
(95)
29.0
(84.2)
24.5
(76.1)
16.0
(60.8)
8.0
(46.4)
35.0
(95)
Average high °C (°F) −2.7
(27.1)
2.5
(36.5)
6.2
(43.2)
13
(55)
17.9
(64.2)
21.1
(70)
22.5
(72.5)
22.1
(71.8)
17.2
(63)
9.7
(49.5)
2.3
(36.1)
−1.4
(29.5)
10.9
(51.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) −6.4
(20.5)
−2.1
(28.2)
0.8
(33.4)
6
(43)
10.3
(50.5)
13.8
(56.8)
15.6
(60.1)
14.9
(58.8)
10.9
(51.6)
5.3
(41.5)
−0.8
(30.6)
−4.5
(23.9)
5.3
(41.5)
Average low °C (°F) −10.1
(13.8)
−6.7
(19.9)
−4.7
(23.5)
−1
(30)
2.5
(36.5)
6.3
(43.3)
8.6
(47.5)
7.6
(45.7)
4.6
(40.3)
0.8
(33.4)
−3.9
(25)
−7.6
(18.3)
−0.3
(31.5)
Record low °C (°F) −41
(−42)
−31.5
(−24.7)
−32
(−26)
−14.5
(5.9)
−6
(21)
−1
(30)
1
(34)
0
(32)
−5
(23)
−13
(9)
−30
(−22)
−38.5
(−37.3)
−41
(−42)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 82.8
(3.26)
38.9
(1.531)
48.2
(1.898)
44.1
(1.736)
60.7
(2.39)
82.8
(3.26)
129.7
(5.106)
77.2
(3.039)
79.2
(3.118)
84.4
(3.323)
72.7
(2.862)
52.4
(2.063)
853.2
(33.591)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 14.6
(0.575)
10.8
(0.425)
21.3
(0.839)
34
(1.34)
58.6
(2.307)
82.8
(3.26)
129.7
(5.106)
77.2
(3.039)
79.2
(3.118)
79.7
(3.138)
32.5
(1.28)
11.5
(0.453)
631.8
(24.874)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 68.3
(26.89)
28.1
(11.06)
26.8
(10.55)
10.1
(3.98)
2.2
(0.87)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
4.7
(1.85)
40.3
(15.87)
41
(16.1)
221.4
(87.17)
Source: Environment Canada [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Crescent Spur BC | Robson Valley Region". www.discoverrvr.ca. Retrieved 2017-02-16. 
  2. ^ "BC Geographical Names". apps.gov.bc.ca. Retrieved 2017-02-16. 
  3. ^ Environment CanadaCanadian Climate Normals 1981-2010 Station Data, accessed 30 July 2014