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Interesting Weather Stat of Day

Postby Glacier » Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:17 am

Here is today's stat: It's a list of places in North America that are warmer than everyone north of that location (based upon the warmest month's mean).

ALERT, NU (82.5178, -62.2806) .........................3.4°C (38.2°F)

EUREKA, NU (79.9833, -85.9333) ........................6.1°C (43°F)
POND INLET A, NU (72.6894, -77.9689) ..................6.6°C (43.9°F)
ULUKHAKTOK A, NWT (70.7628, -117.8061) ..................9.1°C (48.3°F)
KUPARUK, AK (70.3167, -149.5833) .......................9.3°C (48.8°F)

TUKTOYAKTUK, NWT (69.4333, -133.0167) ...................11.4°C (52.5°F)
UMIAT, AK (69.3694, -152.14) .........................12.8°C (55°F)
INUVIK A, NWT (68.3042, -133.4828) ......................14.1°C (57.3°F)
OLD CROW A, YT (67.5706, -139.8392) ....................14.6°C (58.3°F)
FORT MCPHERSON A, NWT (67.4078, -134.8603) ..............15.2°C (59.4°F)
BETTLES AP, AK (66.9161, -151.5089) ....................15.4°C (59.7°F)
FORT GOOD HOPE A, NWT (66.2408, -128.6508) ..............16.7°C (62°F)
NORMAN WELLS A, NWT (65.2825, -126.8003) ................17.1°C (62.7°F)
TULITA A, NWT (64.9086, -125.5683) ......................17.1°C (62.8°F)
FORT SIMPSON A, NWT (61.7603, -121.2367) ................17.4°C (63.4°F)

MILDRED LAKE, ALTA (57.0411, -111.5589) ..................18.6°C (65.5°F)
FLIN FLON, MAN (54.7667, -101.8833) .....................18.9°C (66°F)
SASKATOON SRC, SASK (52.15, -106.6) .................19.1°C (66.3°F)
SASKATOON WATER TP, SASK (52.1167, -106.6833) ............19.6°C (67.3°F)
STEEP ROCK, MAN (51.45, -98.8) ....................19.7°C (67.4°F)
MCLURE, BC (51.0467, -120.2217) ........................19.7°C (67.4°F)
EMPRESS, ALTA (50.9558, -110.0061) .......................19.8°C (67.6°F)
VOGAR, MAN (50.9167, -98.75) .........................19.8°C (67.7°F)
BINDLOSS EAST, ALTA (50.8908, -110.1986) .................19.8°C (67.7°F)
KAMLOOPS RAYLEIGH, BC (50.8181, -120.2945) .............20°C (68°F)
SHALALTH, BC (50.7283, -122.2406) ......................20.8°C (69.4°F)
KAMLOOPS A, BC (50.7022, -120.4419) ....................21.6°C (70.8°F)
LILLOOET SETON BCHPA, BC (50.6733, -121.9242) ..........21.6°C (70.8°F)
SPENCES BRIDGE NICOLA, BC (50.4218, -121.3147) .........22.2°C (72°F)



OMAK 4 N, WA (48.4608, -119.5167) ......................22.6°C (72.7°F)
WOLF POINT, MT (48.1, -105.6483) ....................22.9°C (73.2°F)
CHIEF JOSEPH DAM, WA (47.9928, -119.6533) ..............23.4°C (74.1°F)
WENATCHEE, WA (47.4289, -120.31) .....................23.8°C (74.9°F)
SMYRNA, WA (46.8367, -119.6633) ........................23.9°C (75.1°F)
PRIEST RAPIDS DAM, WA (46.6464, -119.9064) .............25.7°C (78.2°F)
BROWNLEE DAM, ID (44.8364, -116.8981) ..................26.2°C (79.2°F)
SALT LAKE TRIAD CTR, UT (40.7708, -111.8964) ...........26.4°C (79.5°F)
GARFIELD, UT (40.7236, -112.1981) ......................27°C (80.6°F)
SHASTA DAM, CA (40.7142, -122.4161) ....................27.7°C (81.8°F)
REDDING AP, CA (40.5175, -122.2986) ....................27.9°C (82.2°F)

ARCHES NP HQS, UT (38.6164, -109.6192) .................29°C (84.2°F)
HITE RS, UT (37.875, -110.3878) .......................31°C (87.8°F)
ST GEORGE, UT (37.1069, -113.5611) .....................31.1°C (87.9°F)
BEAVER DAM, AZ (36.8969, -113.9425) ....................32.3°C (90.1°F)
MESQUITE 2NE, NV (36.8239, -114.0525) ..................33.7°C (92.6°F)
STOVEPIPE WELLS 1 SW, CA (36.6019, -117.145) ..........38.7°C (101.6°F)
DEATH VALLEY, CA (36.4622, -116.8669) ..................39°C (102.2°F)

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Re: Interesting Weather Stat of Day

Postby Glacier » Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:39 pm

The 1930s and 1940s are the only two decades in which the temperature got up to 40 degrees in Canada every single year throughout the decade. 2011 was the last year in which the temperature did not hit 40 degrees anywhere in Canada. In that year the hottest spot (Grimsby Mountain, ON) only hit 38.5. 2011 was unique in that the hottest temperature in BC occurred in September (38 degrees in Hedley).

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Re: Interesting Weather Stat of Day

Postby Glacier » Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:53 pm

Deepest snow depth at various places around Canada with 1981-2010 normals:

1) MONTREAL/MIRABEL INT'L A, QUE ................999 cm (45.7°N, 83m elev.) The March 3, 2004 record was obviously an error. I wonder how this got past quality control with the previous day only having 1 cm on the ground. The real answer for this location is 85 cm.
2) N VANC GROUSE MTN RESORT, BC ................968 cm (49.4°N, 1128m elev.)
3) UNUK RIVER ESKAY CREEK, BC ..................575 cm (56.7°N, 887m elev.)
4) GLACIER NP MT FIDELITY, BC ..................465 cm (51.2°N, 1890m elev.)
5) TAHTSA LAKE WEST, BC ........................390 cm (53.6°N, 863m elev.)
6) HOLLYBURN RIDGE, BC .........................381 cm (49.4°N, 930m elev.)
7) ATLIN, BC ...................................380 cm (59.6°N, 674m elev.) Again, an obvious mistake. The correct answer should be 73 cm.
8) PORT SAUNDERS, NFLD...........................373 cm (50.7°N, 91m elev.)
9) CARTWRIGHT, NFLD..............................351 cm (53.7°N, 14m elev.)
10) MIDDLE ARM, NFLD..............................330 cm (49.7°N, 48m elev.)
11) CAPE DYER A, NU .............................330 cm (66.6°N, 393m elev.)
12) NAIN A, NFLD..................................298 cm (56.6°N, 7m elev.)

16) ST GUILLAUME, QUE ............................260 cm (45.9°N, 44m elev.)
17) BON ACCORD, NB ..............................257 cm (46.7°N, 450m elev.)

26) MONTICELLO, PEI ..............................244 cm (46.5°N, 32m elev.)

29) STEWART A, BC ...............................240 cm (55.9°N, 7m elev.)
30) HANDSWORTH, SASK..............................240 cm (49.8°N, 678m elev.)

46) INGONISH BEACH, NS ..........................224 cm (46.7°N, 8m elev.)

50) GRAVENHURST BOOTH, ONT .......................219 cm (44.9°N, 244m elev.)

62) GWYNNE, ALTA..................................211 cm (53°N, 768m elev.)
63) BLANCHARD RIVER, YT .........................210 cm (60°N, 836m elev.)

70) FORT GOOD HOPE A, NWT ........................206 cm (66.2°N, 81m elev.)

78) BURNABY SIMON FRASER U, BC ..................200 cm (49.3°N, 366m elev.)

80) ALONSA, MAN ..................................200 cm (50.8°N, 274m elev.)

113) ST JOHN'S A, NFLD.............................180 cm (47.6°N, 141m elev.)

116) THUNDER BAY A, ONT ...........................179 cm (48.4°N, 199m elev.)

129) WHISTLER, BC ................................174 cm (50.1°N, 658m elev.)

224) CHURCHILL A, MAN .............................148 cm (58.7°N, 29m elev.)

477) FORT ST JOHN A, BC ..........................112 cm (56.2°N, 695m elev.)

550) PRINCE GEORGE A, BC .........................104 cm (53.9°N, 691m elev.)

577) MONTREAL/PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL A, QUE ..102 cm (45.5°N, 36m elev.)

675) HALIFAX STANFIELD INT'L A, NS ...............94 cm (44.9°N, 145m elev.)
675) WHITEHORSE A, YT ............................94 cm (60.7°N, 706m elev.)

717) WINNIPEG RICHARDSON INT'L A, MAN .............91 cm (49.9°N, 239m elev.)

843) KAMLOOPS A, BC ..............................81 cm (50.7°N, 345m elev.)

851) YELLOWKNIFE A, NWT ...........................81 cm (62.5°N, 206m elev.)

860) CRANBROOK A, BC .............................80 cm (49.6°N, 940m elev.)

1009) REGINA INT'L A, SASK..........................71 cm (50.4°N, 578m elev.)

1034) ABBOTSFORD A, BC ............................69 cm (49°N, 59m elev.)

1049) FORT MCMURRAY A, ALTA.........................68 cm (56.7°N, 369m elev.)

1065) VICTORIA INT'L A, BC ........................67 cm (48.6°N, 20m elev.)

1168) VANCOUVER INT'L A, BC .......................61 cm (49.2°N, 4m elev.)

1179) SASKATOON DIEFENBAKER INT'L A, SASK...........61 cm (52.2°N, 504m elev.)

1227) PENTICTON A, BC .............................58 cm (49.5°N, 344m elev.)

1493) WINDSOR A, ONT ...............................42 cm (42.3°N, 190m elev.)

1538) CALGARY INT'L A, ALTA.........................38 cm (51.1°N, 1084m elev.)

1705) NOOTKA LIGHTSTATION, BC .....................9 cm (49.6°N, 16m elev.)

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Re: Interesting Weather Stat of Day

Postby Glacier » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:38 am

Since 1900, the yearly extreme maximum temperature has occurred in BC 66 times (including the past 3 years), Saskatchewan 32 times, Manitoba 12 times, Alberta 8 times, and Ontario 8 times.

The extremely minimum temperature has occurred in the Yukon 65 times, NWT 20 times, Alberta 14 times, Nunavut 10 times (including the past 2 years), Quebec 6 times, Saskatchewan 5 times, BC 1 time, and Ontario 1 time.

When we sort by location 9 different locations have had the extreme maximum at least 4 times:
Lytton 14 times
Spences Bridge 8 times
Osoyoos 8 times
Fort Qu'Appelle, SK 8 times
St Albans, MB 8 times
Boston Bar 6 times
Lillooet BC 5 times
Midale, SK 4 times
Ashcroft 4 times (including this year)

Similarly, 10 places have been the coldest extreme spot at least 4 times:
    Pelly Ranch, YT 19 times
    Mayo, YT 10 times
    Dawson, YT 8 times
    Fort Good Hope, NT 8 times
    Snag, YT 7 times
    Fort Vermilion, AB 7 times
    Ross River, YT 5 times
    Eureka, NU 5 times (including the past 2 years)
    Watson Lake, YT 4 times
    Old Crow, YT 4 times

1993 is the only year in which the temperature did not reach 38 degrees. The top spot was Spences Bridge at 37.5. On the cold end, 1906 stands out above the rest as the extreme coldest temperature was only -40.6 (in Dawson City, Yukon). This is a full 5 degrees warmer than the 2nd warmest extreme cold year.

Coastal BC has been the hot spot 4 times with 3 of those being on Vancouver Island. The most recent was 2009 when Gold River was the Canadian hot spot at 41.5 degrees. Port Alberni was the Canadian hot spot in both 1950 and 1951, and Kitimat was the hot spot in 1907. Kitimat is also the northernmost hot spot.

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Re: Interesting Weather Stat of Day

Postby Glacier » Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:10 pm

Summer 2014 was one of the hottest ever recorded in BC. Here is a list of the hottest summers on record. Notice that it was the 3rd to 7th hottest in Ashcroft, Lillooet, Lytton, and Osoyoos. I suspect that it was not quite the third hottest in Ashcroft because that town did not have a weather station for most of the past century including 2009.

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Re: Interesting Weather Stat of Day

Postby Glacier » Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:29 pm

Given the fact that July was the coldest month this summer in Ontario, I got to wondering how often this occurs. I'm talking in terms of the mean temperature.

Here is a summary of a few places with long term records:

Toronto (records began in 1840):

88% for June
2.3% for July (4 times in 173 years with the last occurrence in 1976)
9.3% for August

Calgary (records back to 1885)
83% for June
3.2% for July (4 times in 126 years with the last occurrence in 1986)
13.5% for August

Vancouver (records back to 1896)
97% for June
0.85% for July (1 time in 117 years with that one occurrence happening in 1897)
13.5% for August

Tatlayoko Lake, BC (records back to 1930)
90% for June
0% for July (Has never happened in 81 years of records)
10% for August

Agassiz, BC (records back to 1893)
92% for June
3.4% for July (4 times in 118 years with the last occurrence in 1986... sounds similar to Calgary even though this place is close to Vancouver)
5.1% for August

Kamloops, BC (records back to 1891)
81% for June
3.3% for July (4 times in 120 years with the last occurrence in 1986. There is that 1986 again.)
14.9% for August
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Re: Interesting Weather Stat of Day

Postby Glacier » Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:29 am

Have you ever wondered which places in Canada get the most and least amount of their respective annual precipitation in each given month?

No need to wonder any longer...

January...
LONGSTAFF BLUFF and GLADMAN POINT, Nunavut only get 1.5% of their annual precipitation in January. (Lowest for BC is Tetsa River at 3.5%.)
At the other end of the spectrum, CHEMAINUS, BC gets 19% of annual precipitation in January.

February...
PENNANT, Sask gets 1.6% of annual; (2.1% for WINEGLASS RANCH [Riske Creek])
PORT ALBERNI, BC gets 13% of annual.

March...
ALEXIS CREEK, BC, FOX FIVE, NU & DEWAR LAKES, NU all get 1.8% of their total precipitation in March;
NITINAT RIVER HATCHERY & LAKE COWICHAN, BC get 10.6%

April...
TAKHINI RIVER RANCH, Yukon & ISKUT RANCH, BC get 1.4%;
CARDSTON, AB gets 11% (10% for Midway, BC)

May...
FRASER CAMP, BC gets 2.4%
CARDSTON, AB gets 22% (15% for Midway, BC)

June...
HONEYMOON BAY, COWICHAN LAKE & PLEASANT CAMP, BC get 2.6%
CARDSTON, PICTURE BUTTE & BROOKS, AB get 25% (SIKANNI CHIEF, BC gets 19%)

July...
PORT RENFREW and PORT ALBERNI get 1.4%
BURWASH LANDING, Yukon gets 25% (TETSA RIVER & SIKANNI CHIEF, BC get 21%)

August...
ESQUIMALT, BC gets 1.9%
DEWAR LAKES, NU gets 25% (FORT NELSON gets 16%)

September...
HONEYMOON BAY, BC get 2.2%
BAKER LAKE, NU gets 18% (BOB QUINN LAKE & ISKUT, BC get 14%)

October...
TROCHU, AB gets 3.2% (4.6% for CHERRY CREEK, BC)
MOSLEY CREEK SAND CREEK/TATLA LAKE, BC & FOX FIVE, NU get 18%

November...
DAHINDA, SK gets 2.3% (3.7% for TETSA RIVER, BC)
METCHOSIN, BC gets 21%

December...
SPRINGBANK, AB gets 2.1% (2.5% for TETSA RIVER, BC)
CHEMAINUS, BC gets 18%

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Re: Interesting Weather Stat of Day

Postby Glacier » Mon Dec 01, 2014 2:23 pm

British Columbia has had 6 Novembers that have dropped down to -50F (45.6 C).
The last one was 1985 (-53F at Summit Lake; 52.6F/-47.0C at Toad River; -51.7F/-46.5C at Redstone; -50.8F/46.0C at Denison/Tumbler Ridge), which is actually the coldest cold snap of any month in my life time.
Previous cold snaps:
  • 1950 (-50F at Smith River)
  • 1955 (-54F at Smith River)
  • 1961 (-52F at Lower Post; -50F at Smith River)
  • 1963 (-52F at Smith River)
  • 1966 (-50F at Smith River)

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Re: Interesting Weather Stat of Day

Postby Glacier » Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:48 pm

Warmest Decembers on record in BC:

1) A mean temperature of 9.0C at CLAYOQUOT in 1939.
2) 8.5C at POINT ATKINSON in 2002.
3) 8.4C at DISCOVERY ISLAND in 1997.
4) 8.3C at DISCOVERY ISLAND in 2002 and 2004 & ESTEVAN POINT in 1939.
5) 8.2C at POINT ATKINSON in 2004 and HOWE SOUND in 1991.
6) 8.1C at BULL HARBOUR in 1925.
7) 8.0C at ESTEVAN POINT in 1925 & QUATSINO LIGHTSTATION in 1989.

Since most of these stations have only been around for the most recent couple of decades, this does not indicate which were the top warmest months. Clearly, 1939 and 1925 are head and shoulders above any other years for December.

Top 10 warmest in BC:
1939
1925
1900
1991
1989
1935
1997
1930
2002
1962


The coldest Decembers on record were:
1) -32.6C at Fort St John in 1933.
2) -31.2C at Lower Post in 1968.
3) -30.2C at Smith River in 1968.
4) -29.9C at Hudson Hope in 1933.
5) -29.5C at Pouce Coupe in 1933.


Again, this doesn't necessarily correlate with the coldest months. Here are the top 10 coldest months on record:
1983
1927
1964
1971
1924
1984
1968
1996
1955
1948

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Re: Interesting Weather Stat of Day

Postby Glacier » Mon Dec 22, 2014 9:51 am

Similar to above:

Top 5 warmest Decembers on record in Vancouver:
= 7.0C in 1939
= 6.6C in 1925
= 6.1C in 1950
= 6.0C in 1966 and 1979


Top 5 warmest in Agassiz:
= 6.7C in 1939 and 1925
= 6.3C in 1935
= 5.6C in 2005
= 5.5C in 1950, 1962, 1976, and 1991


Top 5 warmest in Kamloops:
= 4.1C in 1939 A full 1 degree above second place, and a full 2 degrees above 3rd place!
= 3.1C in 1900
= 2.1C in 1925
= 1.7C in 1890
= 1.4C in 1957


Top 5 coldest Decembers on record in Vancouver:
= 0.2C in 1927
= 0.7C in 1922, 1971, and 1983
= 0.8C in 1909 and 1984



Top 5 coldest in Agassiz:
= -1.4 in 1964
= -1.0C in 1984
= -0.9C in 1922
= -0.8 in 1983
= -0.7 in 1990


Top 5 coldest in Kamloops:
= -10.0C in 1927
= -9.5C in 1964
= -9.2C in 1924
= -9.1C in 1971
= -8.9C in 1983


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