Typeing3 wrote: abbyweather wrote: Typeing3 wrote:
Very interesting stat: YVR didn't get measurable rain for the first 27 days of April 1951.
Yup, sure here is. Here is the chart where I got the stats from...
EC is great for researching historical weather since there's lots of stations to choose from. I believe the oldest station in the LM is Agassiz which goes back to 1880 or thereabouts.
The first weather stations in BC started in the 1870s. The first weather station was ESQUIMALT, which started in 1872, but only measured rain. It did not measure snow/precipitation or temperature. The first weather station to measure temperature and precipitation was SPENCES BRIDGE, which started in 1873.
As for weather stations with the longest records in BC, Agassiz tops the list along with Barkerville, though the Barkerville station closed down a year ago. Records began in 1889 for Agassiz and 1888 for Barkerville.
Besides Agassiz, the only other weather stations from the 1800s still in operation today are the Quatsino Lighthouse on northern Vancouver Island, Fort St. James, northwest of Prince George (though it seems this station may have moved around a bit over the years), Victoria Gonzales Heights, and Kaslo.
The other stations in BC that have 100+ years of data are Saanichton CDA (1915 to the present), Shawnigan Lake (1914 to the present), Bella Coola (1897 to 2002), Chillwack (1896-2014), Estevan Point (1908 to present), Golden (1905 to present), Vavenby (1913 to present), Vernon -- Coldstream Ranch (1900 to present), and Fauquier (1913 to 2015).
P.S. A lot of weather stations have closed in recent years, which is why the coldest place in BC will eventually be within 300km of Vancouver... https://questioningthedata.wordpress.co ... ace-in-bc/