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Monthy and Seasonal Summaries

Posted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:01 am
by Glacier
Here is a list of the places in Canada that had the hottest summers in 2014. It's interesting how July was the coldest month in Ontario. I wonder how often that happens!

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Re: Monthy and Seasonal Summaries

Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:14 pm
by Glacier
Here is something I just noticed from this summer. Some of hottest temperatures recorded in Canada outside of BC where in the Northwest Territories.

Summary of the non-BC hot spots in 2014:
1) Medicine Hat, AB = 36.8
2) Nohin, NWT = 36.7
3) Fort Simpson, NWT = 36.6
4) Middle Arm, NFLD = 36.5

Re: Monthy and Seasonal Summaries

Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:08 pm
by Glacier
September 2014:

It was the hottest September on record in:
ADDENBROKE ISLAND (35 years of data)
BELLA COOLA A (31 years of data)
BOAT BLUFF (38 years of data)
CAPE MUDGE (32 years of data)
MERRY ISLAND LIGHTSTATION (54 years of data)

Overall in the province, it was slightly cooler than 2013, but still one of the warmest Septembers on record.

The driest places in BC were:
1) Puntzi Mountain (5.3 mm)
2) Lillooet (7.0 mm)
3) Osoyoos (7.6 mm)

The wettest places were:
1) Stewart (250.5 mm)
2) Prince Rupert (223.6 mm)
3) Port Alice (162.8 mm)

The warmest means were:
1) Lytton (18.3 degrees)
2) Agassiz (18.2)
3) Lillooet (17.7)

The coldest means were:
1) Yoho National Park (5.7 degrees)
2) Pleasant Camp (8.1)
3) Dease Lake (8.5)

The extreme maximum temperatures:
1) Myra Creek (on Vancouver Island) = 35.5 degrees
2) Lytton = 33.8
3) Pemberton = 32.8 (Alexis Creek would be warmer, but they don't have an Environment Canada station)

The extreme cold spots:
1) Pleasant Camp = -16
2) Yoho = -10
3) Burns Lake = -8.5

Most snowfall:
1) Fort St John = 15.6 cm
2) Yoho = 11 cm
3) Sparwood = 5.2 cm

Re: Monthy and Seasonal Summaries

Posted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:45 am
by Glacier
Fall 2014 summary:

Warmest place in Canada: Sisters Island at 12.8C (first time a while that the warmest spot was in BC).

Coldest place in Canada: Svartevaeg, NU at -17.0C
Coldest place in BC: Fort Nelson at -1.3C

Hottest extreme temperature in Canada: Muenster, SK at 38
Hottest extreme temperature in BC: Myra Creek (on Vancouver Island) at 35.5

Coldest extreme temperature in Canada: Kugaaruk, NU at -42.3C 2nd coldest was Hendrickson Creek, AB at -42.0
Coldest extreme temperature in BC: Puntzi Mountain at -38.3C

Snowiest place in Canada: Sault Ste Marie, ON at 197.5 cm
Snowiest place in BC: Sikanni Chief at 124.8 cm (first time this place has ever been the snowiest in the province in the fall).

Wettest place in Canada: Boat Bluff, BC at 1642.2 mm (5th year in a row for this.)

Driest place in Canada: Eureka, NU at 12.0 mm
Driest place in BC: Kamloops at 55.9 mm

Re: Monthy and Seasonal Summaries

Posted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:08 pm
by Glacier
Interesting stats about November.
1) 4 of the past 5 Novembers have been below average in BC. This one was no different coming in at 0.5C below the 1981-2010 average.
2) This was the coldest November in Billings and Princeton since 2003.
3) This was the coldest November in Vanderhoof, Williams Lake, Puntzi Mountain, Clinton, and Chetwynd since 2006.
4) This was the coldest November in Prince George since 1996.

5) This was the warmest November on Bonilla and Cumshewa Islands since 2002.
6) This was the warmest November ever on Cape Beale.
7) Dawson Creek and Fort St John were 4.8 and 4.3 degrees BELOW average in November.
8) Cape Beale was 1.8 degrees ABOVE average.


Now the fun stuff:
Deviation from normal for stations less than 100 km from YVR:
WEST VANCOUVER AUT............0.7
MISSION WEST ABBEY............0.5
NORTH PENDER ISLAND...........0.4
SHAWNIGAN LAKE................0.4
GIBSONS GOWER POINT...........0.3
SAANICHTON CDA................0.3
ESQUIMALT HARBOUR.............0.3
ENTRANCE ISLAND...............0.2
SATURNA ISLAND CS.............0.2
CHEMAINUS.....................0.1
VICTORIA INT'L A..............0
VANCOUVER HARBOUR CS..........0
DUNCAN KELVIN CREEK...........0
SANDHEADS CS..................0
NANAIMO A.....................-0.1
ABBOTSFORD A..................-0.1
VICTORIA GONZALES CS..........-0.3
WHITE ROCK CAMPBELL SCIENTIFIC-0.3
PITT MEADOWS CS...............-0.4
VICTORIA UNIVERSITY CS........-0.5
VANCOUVER INT'L A.............-0.5
DELTA TSAWWASSEN BEACH........-0.8

Stations less than 200 km from Kelowna:
AGASSIZ CDA...................0.1
HOPE SLIDE....................0
CHILLIWACK R HATCHERY.........-0.1
NELSON RIXEN CREEK............-0.4
HEDLEY NP MINE................-0.5
RED LAKE......................-0.5
PEACHLAND.....................-0.6
KASLO.........................-0.6
GOLDSTREAM RIVER..............-0.7
NEW DENVER....................-0.7
CASTLEGAR A...................-0.8
MIDWAY........................-0.9
NELSON CS.....................-0.9
OKANAGAN CENTRE...............-0.9
NAKUSP CS.....................-1
WINFIELD......................-1.1
OSOYOOS CS....................-1.1
BILLINGS......................-1.1
SUMMERLAND CS.................-1.3
PRINCETON A...................-1.4
KELOWNA MWS0..................-1.4
SALMON ARM CS.................-1.6
CRISS CREEK...................-1.6
PENTICTON A...................-1.6
VERNON NORTH..................-1.6
VAVENBY.......................-1.8
KELOWNA A.....................-1.9
KAMLOOPS A....................-2
SILVER CREEK..................-2

Re: Monthy and Seasonal Summaries

Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:57 am
by Glacier
I forgot to summarize the winter. I'll have to do that later. For now, here is the March summary:

Warmest average temperature in Canada: Agassiz = 9.9C
Warmest not in BC: Lethbridge, AB = 4.9C

Coldest average temperature in Canada: Eureka, NU = -36.9C
Coldest in BC: Dease Lake = -3.7

Hottest temperature in Canada: Bow Island, AB = 24.2C
Hottest in BC: Ashcroft and Lytton = 23.3C

Coldest in Canada: Eureka, NU = -46.3C
Coldest in BC: Yoho National Park = -28C

Most snowfall in Canada: Lake Major, NS = 183 cm
Most snowfall in BC: Whistler Roundhouse = 138 cm

Least amount of snow in Canada: A sh*t tonne of places in BC: 0 cm
Least amount of snow outside of BC: Eureka, NU = 0.8 cm

Most above average snowfall in Canada: Greenwood, NS = 252%
Most above average in BC: Atlin = 192%

Wettest place in Canada: Zebellos, BC = 723.4 mm
Wettest outside of BC: Sydney, NS = 207 mm

Driest place in Canada: Eureka, NU = 0.2 mm
Driest place in BC: Ashcroft = 5.0 mm

Most snow on the ground at the end of the month: Stephenville, NL = 243 cm
Most snow on the ground at the end of the month in BC: Whistler Roundhouse = 184 cm

Most precipitation days: Boat Bluff, BC = 25 days
Most precipitation days outside of BC: Moosonee, ON = 21 days

Re: Monthy and Seasonal Summaries

Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:09 am
by Glacier
Winter summary:

BC

Warmest average: Cape Beale = 8.5 (warmest winter ever recorded in Canada)
Coldest average: Fort Nelson = -16.1 (18th year in a row that Fort Nelson has recorded BC's coldest winter)
Extreme Max: Abbotsford = 18.0C
Extreme Min: Dease Lake = -38.5C

Most snow: Mica Dam = 356.5 cm (First time in 25 years that the snowiest place in BC was in the interior)

Most precipitation: Boat Bluff = 1759.8 mm
Least precipitation: Fort Nelson = 70.0 mm

Canada:
Coldest average: Shepherd Bay, NU = -34.5C (first time in a very long time that Eureka was not the coldest spot.
Extreme Max: Lethbridge, AB = 20C
Extreme Min: Old Crow, YT = -49.7C

Most snow: Cow Head, NL = 479 cm

Least precipitation: Svartevaeg, NU = 6.5 cm

Re: Monthy and Seasonal Summaries

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 6:35 pm
by Abby_wx
Glacier wrote:Extreme Max: Abbotsford = 18.0C


Yeah... why am I not surprised. :)

Re: Monthy and Seasonal Summaries

Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:05 am
by Glacier
Abbotsford is the most common place to be BC's winter hotspot. It has been the Winter hot spot 9 times:

1) 1937/38
2) 1939/40
3) 1941/42
4) 1948/49
5) 1962/63
6) 1963/64
7) 1967/68
8) 1982/83
9) 2014/15

In addition, Sumas Canal has been the hot spot once, which is pretty much Abbotsford (maybe it is?).

Most common Winter hotspots since 1900:
1) Abbotsford = 10 (assuming Sumas Canal is Abbordsford)
2) Lillooet = 9
3) Cultus Lake = 8
4) Agassiz = 8
5) Cumberland = 6
6) Port Alberni = 6
7) Chilliwack = 5
8) Clayoquot = 5

Re: Monthy and Seasonal Summaries

Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 12:56 pm
by Abby_wx
Interesting.

I can only theorize it's because we have a direct tap to the subtropical air coming up from Puget Sound during AR events.