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Re: Monthy and Seasonal Summaries

Postby Glacier » Mon May 04, 2015 9:44 am

APRIL SUMMARY FOR BC:

warmest mean temperature:
10.8°C at Lytton & Osyoos
10.7 at Agassiz
10.5 at Ashcroft, Lilloet, & Hope

Coldest mean:
-1.7°C at Whistler Roundhouse (uninhabited)
1.2 at Yoho Park (uninhabited)
1.8 at Dease Lake

Most above average:
1.7°C at Atlin

Most below average:
-1.7°C at Suskwa Valley

Hottest Temperature:
28.3°C at Lytton
28.0 at Castlegar
27.3 at Warfield
27.2 at Pemberton

Lowest Maximum Temperature:
10.5°C Whistler Roundhouse & Atlin

Coldest Temperature:
-11.7°C at Yoho Park (uninhabited)
-10.5 at Puntzi Mountain
-9.9 at Clinton
-9.5 at Whistler Roundhouse (uninhabited), Tatlayoko Lake & Sun Peaks Upper (uninhabited)

Highest minimum:
5.5°C at Entrance Island

Most snow:
71.1 cm at Whistler Roundhouse (uninhabited)
24.8 at McLeese Lake Granite Mountain (uninhabited)
22.2 at Pleasant Camp
21.5 at Fort St. John

Most precipitation:
522.2 mm Boat Bluff
353.1 Addenbroke Island
323.2 Port Alice

Least precipitation:
2.4 mm at Ashcroft
4.0 at Cranbrook
4.3 at Kelowna

Most above normal precipitation:
173% at Smithers, BC

CANADA (OUTSIDE OF BC)

warmest mean temperature:
9.4°C at Windsor, ON

Coldest mean:
-27.0°C at Eureka, NU (uninhabited)
-24.5 at Pond Inlet, NU

Most above average:
2.3°C at Mafeking, MB
2.0 at Elkhorn, MB
1.9 at Cowan, MB

Most below average:
-3.0°C at Cormack, NL
-2.8 at Corner Brook, NL

Hottest Temperature:
30.0°C at Beechy, SK
29.5 at Picture Butte, AB
29.0 at Stewart, SK

Lowest Maximum Temperature:
-14.8°C Eureka, NU (uninhabited)

Coldest Temperature:
-40.5°C at Kugaaruk, NU

Highest minimum:
-0.9°C at Port Weller, ON

Most snow:
66 cm at Upsalquitch Lake, NB SALLUIT


Most precipitation:
316.1 mm Salluit, QC

Least precipitation:
0 mm at Clyde River, NU & Svartegaeg, NU

Most above average precipitation:
223% at Eureka, NU

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Re: Monthy and Seasonal Summaries

Postby Glacier » Fri Sep 04, 2015 8:31 am

SUMMER 2015:

Hottest average temperature in BC = Ashcroft at 23.6C (Hottest summer temperature ever recorded in BC outside of 1958)
Hottest average temperature elsewhere in Canada = Windsor, ON at 22.0C

coldest average temperature in BC = Dease Lake at 12.4C
Coldest average temperature elsewhere in Canada = Cape Dyer, NU at 1.5C

Hottest temperature in BC = Hedly, BC at 42.0C
Hottest elsewhere in Canada = Weyburn, SK at 39.7C

Coldest temperature in BC = Spokin Lake (near Williams Lake) at -5.0C
Coldest temperature elsewhere in Canada = Qikiqtarjuaq, NU (now that's a mouthful) at -10.6

Wettest place in BC = Boat Bluff at 522.3 mm
Wettest place elsewhere in Canada = Charlevoix, QC at 596.8 mm

Driest place in BC = Tatlayoko Lake at 36.5 mm
Driest place elsewhere in Canada = Alert, NU at 25.3 mm

Snowiest place in BC = Yoho Park at 3 cm
Snowiest place elsewhere in Canada = Alert, NU at 19 cm

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Re: Monthy and Seasonal Summaries

Postby Glacier » Mon Oct 05, 2015 12:14 pm

September 2015

Warmest average in Canada: Windsor = 21.3C
Warmest in BC: Osoyoos = 16.6C

Most above average in Canada: St. Margaret's Bay, NS = +4.8C
Most above average in BC: Cape Beale Lighthouse = +0.5C

Coldest in Canada: Alert, NU = -7.1C
Coldest in BC: Yoho Park =4.4C

Most below average in Canada (outside of BC): Whitehorse, YT = -0.9
Most below average in BC: Suskwa Valley = -2.5C

Hottest temperature in Canada: Weyburn, SK = 36.4C
Hottest temperature in BC: Vavenby = 35.5C

Coldest temperature in Canada: Fort Simpson, NWT = -23C
Coldest temperature in BC: Spokin Lake and Pleasant Camp = -7C

Most snow in Canada: Taloyoak, NT = 47.2 cm
Most snow in BC: Yoho Park = 23 cm

Most precipitation in Canada (outside of BC): Oak Point, NB = 253.2 mm
Most precipitation in BC: Boat Bluff = 516.4 mm

Least precipitation in Canada (outside of BC): Fort Smith, NWT = 6.1 mm
Least precipitation in BC: Osoyoos = 0.6 mm

Most above average precipitation in Canada: Cold Lake, AB = 253% of normal
Most above average precipitation in BC: Shawnigan Lake = 226% of normal

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Re: Monthy and Seasonal Summaries

Postby Glacier » Wed Nov 04, 2015 12:50 pm

OCTOBER 2015:

Warmest place in Canada:
a) QUATSINO LIGHTSTATION = 13.4 C
b) HOWE SOUND - PAM ROCKS = 13.4 C
c) AGASSIZ RCS = 13.4 C

Warmest in BC:
See above.

Warmest within 100 km of YYX:
See b&c above.
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Coldest place in Canada:
Eureka, NU = -18.6C

Coldest in BC:
Fort Nelson = 1.9C

Coldest within 100 km of YXX:
Hope Slide = 8.8C
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Most above average place in Canada:
Cold Lake, AB = +3.9C

Most above average place in BC:
RED LAKE = +2.8C
WASA = +2.8C
CAPE BEALE LIGHT = +2.8C

Most above average place <100 km from YXX:
MISSION WEST ABBEY = +2.5C
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Most below average place in Canada:
BAGOTVILLE A, QC = -1.3C

Most below average place in BC:
SUSKWA VALLEY = +0.3C

Most below average place <100 km from YXX:
SAANICHTON CDA = +2.1C
CHILLIWACK R HATCHERY = +2.1C
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Hottest temperature extreme in Canada:
NORTH BAY A, ON = 32.3C

Hottest temperature extreme in BC:
DUNCAN LAKE DAM = 30C

Hottest temperature extreme <100 km from YXX:
PITT MEADOWS CS = 23.1C
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Coldest temperature extreme in Canada:
NANGMAGVIK LAKE, NWT = -35C

Coldest temperature extreme in BC:
PLEASANT CAMP = -12C

Coldest temperature extreme <100 km from YXX:
HOPE SLIDE = -2C (second place was Delta Burns Bog at 0.4C)
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Snowiest place in Canada:
RESOLUTE BAY A, NU = 116.9 cm

Snowiest place in BC:
EQUITY SILVER = 15.4 cm

Snowiest place <100 km from YXX:
abby_wx's place = 0 cm

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Wettest place in Canada:
BOAT BLUFF, BC = 548.6 mm

Wettest place in BC:
See above.

Wettest place <100 km from YXX:
PORT MELLON = 240.6 mm

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Re: Monthy and Seasonal Summaries

Postby Glacier » Mon Dec 07, 2015 1:11 pm

Here are some highlights from the Fall of 2015:

Warmest Average Temperature in Canada = Windsor, Ontario at 14.3C (Warmest recorded Fall in Canada in half a century)
Warmest Average Temperature in BC = Quatsino & Sisters Island lighthouses at11.8C (5th time in the past 6 years that the warmest spot was a lighthouse)

Coldest Average Temperature in Canada = Eureka, Nunavut at -17.2C (9th time in the past 10 years that Eureka has had Canada's coldest Fall temperature)
Coldest Average Temperature in BC = Fort Nelson at 0.3C (2nd year in a row as BC's coldest spot)

Hottest Temperature in Canada = Weyburn, Saskatchewan at 36.5C
Hottest Temperature in BC = Vavenby at 35.5C (First time since 1956 that the provincial Fall hotspot was in the North Thompson valley)

Coldest Temperature in Canada = Eureka, Nunavut at -42.6C (first time the Canadian cold spot was in Nunavut in 6 years)
Coldest Temperature in BC = Puntzi/Chilanko Forks at -28.6C (2nd year in a row as the provincial Fall coldspot)

Snowiest spot in Canada = Mica Dam, BC at 226.5 cm (First time as Canada's snowiest Fall since 1952)

Wettest place in Canada = Boat Bluff lighthouse at 1399.2 mm (6th Fall in a row as Canada's wettest location)

Driest place in Canada = Alert, Nunavut at 32.8 mm (first time on record as Canada's driest Fall)
Driest place in BC = Osoyoos at 43.2 mm (First time since 2003 at BC's driest Fall)

Osoyoos has been the driest spot in BC 7 times since Osoyoos records began in 1955. Only Keremeos has been the driest spot more times than that since 1955.

Number of times as BC's driest Fall:
Keremeos = 11 times
Osoyoos = 7 times
Kamloops = 7 times
Summerland = 6 times
Ashcroft = 5 times
Chetwynd = 2 times
Fort Nelson = 2 times
Hedley = 2 times

Atlin,
Big Creek,
Cache Creek,
Cawston,
Cranbrook,
Dog Creek,
Graham Inlet,
Hudson Hope,
Kleena Kleene,
Lillooet,
Merritt,
Oliver,
Peachland,
Prespatou,
Princeton,
Spences Bridge,
Tatla Lake,
Vinsulla,
108 Mile House = 1 time

Sorting by regional district, the Okanagan - Similkameen Regional District has far and away contained the driest location most often since 1955:

Okanagan - Similkameen = 29 times
Thompson - Nicola = 16 times
Cariboo = 5 times
Peace River = 4 times
Northern Rockes = 2 times
Stikine = 2 times
Central Okanagan,
East Kootenay,
Squamish - Lillooet = 1 time

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Re: Monthy and Seasonal Summaries

Postby Glacier » Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:15 pm

There's absolutely no question that 2015 was the warmest year on record in BC. Here is a list that highlights this fact.

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Re: Monthy and Seasonal Summaries

Postby SardisBCwxman » Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:03 pm

Glacier wrote:There's absolutely no question that 2015 was the warmest year on record in BC. Here is a list that highlights this fact.

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Impressive indeed, of note can someone explain afew of those stations on the list say Campbell Scientific next to them or CS has the government contracted these stations out to be maintained by Campbell Scientific?
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Re: Monthy and Seasonal Summaries

Postby Glacier » Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:14 am

Missionbcwx wrote:Impressive indeed, of note can someone explain afew of those stations on the list say Campbell Scientific next to them or CS has the government contracted these stations out to be maintained by Campbell Scientific?

Oops, I screwed up, and left Powell River from 1998 on the list. That was a mistake. I have made a Google Map that shows which year was the warmest across the province.

I don't think the CS and the Campbell Scientific are the same thing. CS stands for "Climate Station." There's also the RCS (Regional Climate Station) and the AUT (automatic) stations which as far as I can tell are the same thing as the CS since they are all automatic weather stations.

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Re: Monthy and Seasonal Summaries

Postby Glacier » Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:35 pm

January 2016:


Warmest place in Canada:
Cape St. James, BC = 7.5C

Warmest outside of BC:
Sable Island, NS = 1.2C

Warmest within 100 km of YYX:
Saturna Island = 6.6C
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Coldest place in Canada:
Eureka, NU = -31.8C

Coldest in BC:
Fort Nelson = -17.5C

Coldest within 100 km of YXX:
Hope Slide = -2.2C
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Most above average place in Canada:
Atlin, BC = +7.3C <<----- WOW!

Most above average place outside BC:
Whitehorse, YT = +7.2C

Most above average place <100 km from YXX:
Agassiz = +1.0C
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Most below average place in Canada:
Bella Coola, BC = -0.6C

Most below average place outside of BC:
None, but Forestburg, AB = +0.3C

Most below average place <100 km from YXX:
Hope Slide = -0.4C
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Hottest temperature extreme in Canada:
Gillam, MB = +24.2C

Hottest temperature extreme in BC:
Qualicum Beach = +16C

Hottest temperature extreme <100 km from YXX:
Sumas Canal = 15C
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Coldest temperature extreme in Canada:
Eureka, NU = -47.4C

Coldest temperature extreme in BC:
Puntzi = -34C

Coldest temperature extreme <100 km from YXX:
HOPE SLIDE = -17C
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Snowiest place in Canada:
Pleasant Camp, BC = 180.6 cm

Snowiest place outside of BC:
Balaclava, ON = 135.8 cm

Snowiest place <100 km from YXX:
Hope Slide = 32 cm

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Wettest place in Canada:
NITINAT RIVER HATCHERY, BC = 623.5 mm

Wettest place outside of BC:
KEJIMKUJIK, NS = 186.7 mm

Wettest place <100 km from YXX:
PORT MELLON = 504.6 mm

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Most End of month snow depth in Canada:
Whistler Roundhouse, BC = 209 cm

Most End of month snow depth outside of BC:
North Mountain, NS = 119 cm

Most End of month snow depth <100 km from YXX:
Hope Slide = 18 cm

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Re: Monthy and Seasonal Summaries

Postby Glacier » Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:11 am

March 2016:

Warmest place in Canada:
White Rock, BC = 9.5C

Warmest outside of BC:
Windsor, ON = 5.9C

Warmest in BC, but more than 100 km from YYX:
Race Rocks = 9.2C
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Coldest place in Canada:
Eureka, NU = -32.9C

Coldest in BC:
Sun Peaks = -3.7C

Coldest within 100 km of YXX:
Hope Slide = 4.7C
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Most above average place in Canada:
University of Alberta = +6.6C

Most above average place in BC:
Atlin = +5.3C

Most above average place <100 km from YXX:
Hope Slide = +2.2C
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Most below average place in Canada:
Goose Bay, NL = -3.0C

Most below average place in BC:
Shawnigan Lake = +1.1C

Most below average place <100 km from YXX:
Saanichton = +1.3C
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Hottest temperature extreme in Canada:
Bella Bella, BC = +25.6C

Hottest temperature extreme outside of BC:
Windsor, ON = +21.5C

Hottest temperature extreme <100 km from YXX:
Hope = 24.3C
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Coldest temperature extreme in Canada:
Eureka, NU = -42.9C

Coldest temperature extreme in BC:
Yoho National Park = -20C

Coldest temperature extreme <100 km from YXX:
Grouse Mountain Resort = -4C
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Snowiest place in Canada:
Whistler Roundhouse, BC = 313 cm (more than double 2nd place Yoho National Park)

Snowiest place outside of BC:
Cow Head, NL = 122 cm

Snowiest place <100 km from YXX:
Grouse Mountain = 39 cm

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Wettest place in Canada:
Zeballos, BC = 577.5 mm

Wettest place outside of BC:
Tapley, ON = 232.3 mm

Wettest place <100 km from YXX:
Port Mellon = 536.1 mm

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Most End of month snow depth in Canada:
Whistler Roundhouse, BC = 312 cm

Most End of month snow depth outside of BC:
Cartwright, NL = 173 cm

Most End of month snow depth <100 km from YXX:
Everyone = 0 cm


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