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Re: Alerts: Weather Summaries

Postby Glacier » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:22 am

Canada Goose wrote:Good job! I was waiting for a summary from EC, but... nothing.

What about the -14.5 of Kelowna UBCO?

When did it get get cold? http://climate.weather.gc.ca/climate_da ... onID=51117

EDIT: Oh, you mean the airport? Well, I was wondering about that too. EC put this list together, so it's weird they wouldn't include that.

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Re: Alerts: Weather Summaries

Postby Canada Goose » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:35 am

Glacier wrote:When did it get get cold? http://climate.weather.gc.ca/climate_da ... onID=51117

EDIT: Oh, you mean the airport? Well, I was wondering about that too. EC put this list together, so it's weird they wouldn't include that.

Ya, the airport of course! :oops:

No summary on EC. Only on Twitter.

Edit: EC has made an update.

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Re: Alerts: Weather Summaries

Postby Glacier » Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:13 pm

Canada Goose wrote:Ya, the airport of course! :oops:

No summary on EC. Only on Twitter.

Edit: EC has made an update.

According to EC, the new "Kelowna area" record for November 6th is -11.5, and the old record was -9.4, set in 2003.

Let's see about that....

Starting with the Kelowna airport (1968-2004), the record is -11.1 °C, set in 1971. In 2003, the temperature was -10.6 , which a 10 year old should be able to tell you is below -9.4. Now, it should be pointed out that the airport station moved slightly in 2005 and again in 2009. In both instances the new station was renamed. First "Kelowna AWOS" in 2005 and finally, "Kelowna", but it's still at the airport today.

But not to be confused with the new "Kelowna" station is the first "Kelowna" station that ran from 1899 to 1961. The record for this location is -6.1 °C, set in 1925.

Moving on down the list, we have the new "Kelowna" station, AKA the Kelowna airport (2009-2017). The new record from yesterday was -14.5°C, the old record from 2011 was -9.

The Kelowna AWOS (2005-2009) station has a record low of -3.5 °C.

dammit, I'm going to find this mythical -9.4C record from 2003 if it kills me, so moving on...

"Kelowna Bankhead" has records from 1914-1930). The record of -4.4 °C was set in both 1919 and 1925.

"Kelowna Bowes Street" (1961-1969) has a record low of -4.4 °C (1967).

"Kelowna CDA (Canadian Department of Agriculture)" (1950-1969) has a record low of -5.6 °C (1952 and 1961).

"Kelowna Cedar Creek" (1998-02008) has a record low of -4.0 °C set in 2002.

"Kelowna Dav-Spiers Road" (1979-2003) has a record low of -12.0 °C set in 2003. I guess this isn't "Kelowna area"!

Moving on then...

"Kelowna East" (1980-2000) has a record low of -4.5 °C (1981 and 1990).

"Kelowna Lakeview" (1952-1992) has a record low of -4.0 °C (1990).

"Kelowna MWS0" (1994-2016) has a record low of -9.4 °C from 2003! Well since I've gone this far down the list, I may as well finish...

"Kelowna PC Burnetts Nursery" (1969-2002) has a record low of -7.8 °C from 1971.

"Kelowna Quails Gate" (1995-2013) has a record low of -6.5 °C from 2003. This is over in West Kelowna.

And finally, "Kelowna UBCO" (2014-2017) has a record low of -11.5 °C set in 2017.

Okay, so more than a dozen stations in Kelowna including the airport, but they selectively pick the now closed Kelowna MWS0 station to represent the old record. This is crazy. If you look at Kamloops, Abbotsford, Vancouver, Toronto, Victoria, Williams Lake, Timbuktu, you-name-it, the airport station is considered the go-to source of weather data and records, but not Kelowna. They almost pretend the station doesn't exist nor ever has existed. This is not the first time these guys at EC have done this.

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Re: Alerts: Weather Summaries

Postby Canada Goose » Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:58 pm

Yes, you're right, this is pathetic... Not very serious.

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Re: Alerts: Weather Summaries

Postby Glacier » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:51 am

AWCN11 CWVR 140401
WEATHER SUMMARY
FOR BRITISH COLUMBIA
ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA
AT 8:01 P.M. PST MONDAY 13 NOVEMBER 2017.

DISCUSSION.

A INTENSE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IMPACTED THE SOUTH COAST ON MONDAY.
WINDS INCREASED EARLY IN THE MORNING AS A LEADING FRONT MOVED ACROSS
THE REGION. WINDS THEN EASED BRIEFLY BEFORE RISING AGAIN NEAR MIDDAY
AS THE PARENT LOW MOVED ACROSS VANCOUVER ISLAND NEAR PORT ALBERNI.

SUMMARY OF PEAK WINDS IN KM/H OBSERVED ACROSS THE SOUTH COAST ON
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13. (WINDS WERE FROM THE SOUTH-SOUTHEAST, UNLESS
LISTED OTHERWISE BELOW.)

VANCOUVER AND SURROUNDING AREA
TSAWWASSEN FERRY TERMINAL: 83
SANDHEADS LIGHTSTATION: 81
VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: 69
POINT ATKINSON: 83
ABBOTSFORD AIRPORT: 67

VICTORIA AND GULF ISLANDS AREA
TRIAL ISLAND: 85
DISCOVERY ISLAND: 89
VICTORIA GONZALES: 72
VICTORIA HARBOUR: 54
SATURNA ISLAND: 104
DISCOVERY ISLAND: 89

SQUAMISH AREA
PAM ROCKS: 93 (NORTHERLY OUTFLOW AT 2AM)
SQUAMISH SPIT: 78 (SOUTHERLY INFLOW AT 9AM)

VANCOUVER ISLAND AND SUNSHINE COAST
SISTERS ISLAND: 85
CHROME ISLAND: 85
ENTRANCE ISLAND: 72
ESTEVAN POINT: 72
COMOX: 69
POWELL RIVER: 67
MERRY ISLAND: 69

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SUMMARY MAY CONTAIN PRELIMINARY OR UNOFFICIAL
INFORMATION AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A COMPLETE OR FINAL REPORT.

END/PSPC

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Re: Alerts: Weather Summaries

Postby Canada Goose » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:04 pm

Weather summary
for British Columbia
issued by Environment Canada
at 8:09 a.m. PST Monday 20 November 2017.

Discussion.

A strong November storm swept across the province over the weekend
bringing heavy snowfall, strong winds and heavy rain.

The following is a summary of snowfall, rainfall and wind
information received by Environment & Climate Change Canada from
Saturday November 18 to Monday November 20. These values were
updated at 6 a.m. PST, Monday Nov 20.

Several records were broken on Sunday, November 19.

Records

1. Greatest daily snowfall
Fort St. John Area
New record 13.4 cm
Old record 10.0 cm set in 2012

2. Greatest daily precipitation
Squamish Area
New record 79.1 mm
Old record 70.6 mm set in 2009

3. Most snow on ground
Terrace Area
New record 53.0 cm
Old record 41.0 cm set in 1959

Chetwynd Area
New record 45.0 cm
Old record 40.0 cm set in 2006

Burns Lake Area
New record 24.0 cm
Old record 18.0 cm set in 1978

Storm Summary

1. Summary of snowfall accumulations in cm:

--North Coast - Inland--
Terrace Airport: 70
Legate Creek Weather Station: 59
Kitimat Area: 50 to 60
Stewart Area: 30

--Bulkey Valley and The Lakes Northwest--
Smithers Area: 20-30

--Northeast BC--
Pine Pass: 56
Chetwynd Airport: 21
Fort St. John Airport: 15
73 Mile Weather Station: 18
Dawson Creek Area: 18

--Whistler--
Callaghan Valley: 53
Whistler Sliding Centre: 45
Whistler: 15

--Metro Vancouver--
Grouse Mountain: 32

2. Summary of rainfall amounts in mm:

--Metro Vancouver--
West Vancouver: 80
Vancouver Harbour Centre: 74
Coquitlam Area: 74
Mission Area: 71
Pitt Meadows Area: 50-60
Maple Ridge Area: 54
Piit Meadows Airport: 51
Eagle Ridge Highway Station: 43
Point Atkinson: 43
South Vancouver & Richmond Area: 30-40

--Fraser Valley--
Hope Airport: 43
Agassiz: 43

--Howe Sound--
Port Mellon: 104
Squamish: 87

--East Vancouver Island--
Qualicum Beach: 43
Comox: 36

--Sunshine Coast--
Powell River: 23

--Inland Vancouver Island--
Port Alberni Area: 100-115

--North Vancouver Island--
Woss Camp: 97
Fanny Island: 81
Port Hardy Airport: 72
Herbert Island: 60

--Central Coast--
Cathedral Point: 125
Bella Bella Area: 92
Bella Coola Area: 60

3. Summary of max wind gust in km/h:

Chrome I. Lightstation: 107
Grief Point: 93
Saturna Island: 89
Point Atkinson: 85

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Re: Alerts: Weather Summaries

Postby Canada Goose » Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:40 am

Weather summary
for British Columbia
issued by Environment Canada
at 6:00 a.m. PST Thursday 23 November 2017.

Discussion.

A warm front brought a subtropical airmass to southern and central
B.C. on Wednesday. As a result, several daytime maximum temperature
records were broken.

The subtropical airmass also brought copious amounts of rain. The
total rainfall numbers are from Tuesday morning to Thursday morning.

The following is a summary of weather event information received by
Environment & Climate Change Canada as of 5 a.m. PST.

1. Summary of rainfall totals in mm:

--South Coast--
Port Mellon: 91
Highway 99 Brandywine Stn: 90
Highway 99 Tantalus Stn: 85
Squamish: 83
Hope Area: 72-82
Mission Area: 76
Whistler Area: 67
Pemberton Area: 50-65
Pitt Meadows Area: 43-63
Coquitlam Area: 50-55
Chilliwack Area: 55
Agassiz: 54
Eagle Ridge: 46
Abbotsford Area: 38-45
Maple Ridge Area: 44
Point Atkinson: 44

--North Coast--
Kitimat Area: 78

2. Summary of maximum temperature in degrees celsius:

--Metro Vancouver--

Pitt Meadows Airport
New record: 17.7
Old record: 16.7 set in 1904

Vancouver Airport
New record: 16.2
Old record: 14.4 set in 1933

White Rock
New record: 18.2
Old record: 13.9 set in 1939

--Fraser Valley--

Abbotsford Airport
New record: 19.1
Old record: 14.4 set in 1954

--Greater Victoria & Southern Gulf Islands---

Victoria Gonzales
New record: 15.9
Old record: 15.0 set in 1954

Victoria Harbour
New record: 15.0
Old record: 11.1 set in 1891

Victoria University
New record: 15.8
Old record: 15.0 set in 1954

Esquimalt Area
New record: 15.5
Old record: 15.0 set in 1954

Malahat
New record: 15.0
Old record: 13.0 set in 1986

Southern Gulf Islands Area
New record: 15.8
Old record: 15.0 set in 1953

--Whistler--

Whistler Nesters
New record: 10.5
Old record: 10.0 set in 1954

--Sunshine Coast--

Powell River Area
New record: 13.9
Old record: 12.8 set in 1937

Sechelt Area
New record: 15.5
Old record: 12.5 set in 1995

--East Vancouver Island--

Campbell River Area
New record: 13.0
Old record: 12.2 set in 1967

Comox-Courtenay Area
New record: 13.6
Old record: 13.3 set in 1917

--North Vancouver Island--

Port Hardy Area
New record: 13.4
Old record: 13.3 set in 1954

--100 Mile--

Clinton Area
New record: 7.5
Old record: 5.2 set in 2002

--Cariboo--

Williams Lake Area
New record: 9.5
Old record: 7.8 set in 1968

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Re: Alerts: Weather Summaries

Postby Glacier » Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:01 pm

AWCN11 CWVR

Weather summary
for British Columbia
issued by Environment Canada
at 12:04 a.m. PST Friday 24 November 2017.

Discussion.

SEVERAL DAYTIME MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE BROKEN ON THURSDAY
ACROSS BC.

THE FOLLOWING IS A SUMMARY OF WEATHER EVENT INFORMATION RECEIVED BY
ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE CANADA AS OF 10 P.M. PST.

SUMMARY OF MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE IN DEGREES CELSIUS:

BLUE RIVER AREA
NEW RECORD: 10.9
OLD RECORD: 9.4 SET IN 1990

CLEARWATER AREA
NEW RECORD: 13.7
OLD RECORD: 12.8 SET IN 1939

CLINTON AREA
NEW RECORD: 7.5
OLD RECORD: 5.1 SET IN 2014

CRESTON AREA
NEW RECORD: 14.4
OLD RECORD: 13.9 SET IN 1919

HOPE AREA
NEW RECORD: 16.5
OLD RECORD: 15.0 SET IN 1959

SALMON ARM AREA
NEW RECORD: 13.5
OLD RECORD: 12.2 SET IN 1917

SECHELT AREA
NEW RECORD: 14.1
OLD RECORD: 13.3 SET IN 1959

Please note that this summary may contain preliminary or unofficial
information and does not constitute a complete or final report.

End/PSPC


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Re: Alerts: Weather Summaries

Postby Canada Goose » Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:08 am

Weather summary
for British Columbia
issued by Environment Canada
at 2:55 p.m. PST Saturday 30 December 2017.

Discussion.

A succession of Pacific frontal systems combined with existing
arctic air brought an extended period of freezing rain and heavy
snow to southern BC.

The following is a summary of weather event information received by
Environment Canada for December 28 - 30, 2017:

1. Summary of freezing rain amounts in mm:

Abbotsford: 40 - 50
Abbotsford recorded 42 hours of freezing rain which gave 40 to 50 mm
of ice accretion.

2. Summary of snowfall amounts in cm:

Powell River: 10
Squamish: 50 - 60
Whistler 59
Agassiz: 66
Hope: 50 - 60

Hope Slide: 72 - 77
Kamloops: 13
Kelowna: 37
Princeton: 34
Kamloops: 13
Osoyoos: 13
Penticton: 18

Castlegar: 19
Salmon Arm: 19
Nakusp: 32
Revelstoke: 34

Coquihalla Summit: 54
Allison Pass: 40
Pennask Summit: 22

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Re: Alerts: Weather Summaries

Postby Glacier » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:23 pm

Wow, 40 - 50 mm of freezing rain!!! You guys got real weather finally!!!


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