Wonowon, British Columbia

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Wonowon
Wonowon is located in British Columbia
Wonowon
Wonowon
Location of Wonowon in British Columbia
Coordinates: 56°43′42″N 121°48′24″W / 56.72833°N 121.80667°W / 56.72833; -121.80667Coordinates: 56°43′42″N 121°48′24″W / 56.72833°N 121.80667°W / 56.72833; -121.80667
Country  Canada
Province  British Columbia
Area code(s) 250, 778

Wonowon is a community in northeastern British Columbia, Canada, located at Mile 101 on Highway 97, the Alaska Highway. The present-day community name is derived from the mile number, "one-oh-one", however, the area was historically known as Blueberry. The community is part of the Peace River Regional District. The major business center for residents is Fort St. John, and the residents observe the same clock time as Fort St. John, including its abstinence from daylight saving time.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Wonowon
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 8.5
(47.3)
11.0
(51.8)
13.0
(55.4)
26.1
(79)
30.5
(86.9)
28.3
(82.9)
32.0
(89.6)
32.0
(89.6)
26.0
(78.8)
23.0
(73.4)
12.0
(53.6)
9.0
(48.2)
32.0
(89.6)
Average high °C (°F) −7.2
(19)
−4.8
(23.4)
0.4
(32.7)
7.7
(45.9)
14.3
(57.7)
17.9
(64.2)
20.0
(68)
18.7
(65.7)
13.5
(56.3)
6.1
(43)
−5.7
(21.7)
−7.4
(18.7)
6.1
(43)
Daily mean °C (°F) −11.1
(12)
−9.7
(14.5)
−4.9
(23.2)
2.4
(36.3)
8.5
(47.3)
12.2
(54)
14.3
(57.7)
13.2
(55.8)
8.3
(46.9)
1.9
(35.4)
−9.5
(14.9)
−11.3
(11.7)
1.2
(34.2)
Average low °C (°F) −15.1
(4.8)
−14.5
(5.9)
−10.1
(13.8)
−3.0
(26.6)
2.7
(36.9)
6.4
(43.5)
8.6
(47.5)
7.6
(45.7)
3.1
(37.6)
−2.4
(27.7)
−13.3
(8.1)
−15.2
(4.6)
−3.8
(25.2)
Record low °C (°F) −39.0
(−38.2)
−40.0
(−40)
−34.4
(−29.9)
−23.0
(−9.4)
−9.0
(15.8)
−1.0
(30.2)
0.0
(32)
−3.0
(26.6)
−12.8
(9)
−26.5
(−15.7)
−41.0
(−41.8)
−40.0
(−40)
−41.0
(−41.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 23.0
(0.906)
19.3
(0.76)
27.1
(1.067)
32.4
(1.276)
63.7
(2.508)
88.2
(3.472)
82.9
(3.264)
69.4
(2.732)
47.1
(1.854)
41.3
(1.626)
33.6
(1.323)
22.6
(0.89)
550.6
(21.677)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 0.1
(0.004)
0.5
(0.02)
0.3
(0.012)
12.7
(0.5)
52.7
(2.075)
88.2
(3.472)
82.9
(3.264)
69.1
(2.72)
43.4
(1.709)
11.1
(0.437)
0.6
(0.024)
0.0
(0)
361.6
(14.236)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 23.0
(9.06)
18.8
(7.4)
26.8
(10.55)
19.7
(7.76)
11.0
(4.33)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.2
(0.08)
3.7
(1.46)
30.3
(11.93)
33.0
(12.99)
22.6
(8.9)
189.0
(74.41)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm) 6.6 7.0 8.2 7.8 11.4 13.2 14.4 11.8 9.6 9.5 10.1 7.9 117.5
Average rainy days (≥ 0.2 mm) 0.1 0.2 0.5 4.4 10.9 13.2 14.4 11.8 9.4 4.1 0.2 0.0 69.0
Average snowy days (≥ 0.2 cm) 6.6 6.8 8.1 4.9 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.4 1.3 6.4 9.9 7.9 53.7
Source: [1]

Facilities[edit]

Wonowon offers overnight accommodation, gas station, grocery store, mobile home park, parking lane for long trucks. The thru-road Alaska Highway is paved in the village area at least since 1982.

Name usage[edit]

In Google Maps on the campus of the University of Toronto, Scarborough a "wonowon post office" is indicated.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Calculation Information for 1981 to 2010 Canadian Normals Data". Environment Canada. Retrieved July 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ www.google.at/maps/place/wonowon+post+office Retrieved 29 September 2017

See also[edit]