Glacier wrote:Monty67 wrote:Glacier wrote:Here's something really interesting. It is physically impossible for Kelowna or Victoria or Shawnigan Lake to ever have a heat warning. It could be 500C with 200% humidity all all Hell breaking loose, and no warning would come from Environment Canada. Vancouver could be under a heat warning at 29C for a couple of days, Abbotsford for a couple of days of 34C, but not Kelowna or Victoria. Even the NWT and Nunavut could be under a heat warning at 40C, but not Victoria or Kelowna or the Yukon for that matter.
I don't know. Look at the link, and it shows the criteria across Canada. For some reason they think it will never get hot enough in Victoria or Kelowna to issue a heat warning.
This is why:
Starting this summer, Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) and Fraser Health will coordinate with Environment Canada to issue heat alerts and a new Extreme Heat-Wave Advisory when extended periods of hot weather pose a threat to public health. This new alerting system is a response to heat-related deaths that occurred in July 2009, when a week-long heat wave featured temperatures of 34-degrees Celsius at Vancouver International Airport and 38-degrees Celsius in Abbotsford.
http://news.fraserhealth.ca/News/June-2 ... -be-c.aspx