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Glacier
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Re: Graphs and Data

Postby Glacier » Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:10 am

Canada Goose wrote:
Glacier wrote:FACT: West Vancouver and Pitt Meadows represent 2 of the 14 places in all of Canada with an average wind speed under 6 km/h!

Hum, not a surprise for West Vancouver when you see where is the weather station...
https://www.google.ca/maps/@49.3467507, ... 312!8i6656

Ya, I've pointed that one out before! If we ONLY go by airports (ie. stations not buried in the trees), the list looks like this:

Least windy places in Canada:
1) Blue River, BC = average wind speed of 2.2km/h (Like Dawson and Puntzi Mountain below, you can walk right into the weather station with Google Streetview!
2) Dawson, YT = 3.8 km/h (You can "stand" in the station in the middle of winter!
3) Princeton, BC = 4.5 km/h
4) Lindburg Landing, NWT = 4.5 km/h
5) Pemberton, BC = 4.8 km/h
6) Puntzi Mountain, BC = 4.9 km/h (INTERESTING: There's Google Streetview INSIDE the weather station fence!
7) Port Alberni, BC = 5.1 km/h
8) Burns Lake, BC = 5.2 km/h
9) Salmon Arm, BC = 5.5 km/h
10) West Vancouver, BC = 5.5 km/h
11) Nakusp, BC = 5.6 km/h
12) St. Jovite, QC = 5.7 km/h (Google Streetview HERE)
13) Kelowna, BC = 5.7 km/h
14) Pitt Meadows, BC = 5.8 km/h

Pitt Meadows is an interesting one. It's located right beside a roadway, which is probably why it reads so warm during the daytime. I don't know why the didn't install it a half km away at the actual airport.

EDIT: Here's a graph for you:

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Re: Graphs and Data

Postby Canada Goose » Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:57 pm

Glacier wrote:Pitt Meadows is an interesting one. It's located right beside a roadway, which is probably why it reads so warm during the daytime. I don't know why the didn't install it a half km away at the actual airport.

Good job! ;)

Ya, Pitt Meadows looks clearly underexposed = too warm.

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Re: Graphs and Data

Postby Glacier » Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:09 pm

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Re: Graphs and Data

Postby Typeing3 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:33 pm

Driest months in Vancouver history:
VANCOUVER DRIEST MONTHS.PNG

Jan (1949)
Feb (1993)
Mar (1912)
Apr (1973)
May (2015)
Jun (1922)
Jul (1951, 1986, 2013)
Aug (1986)
Sep (1975)
Oct (2002)
Nov(1952)
Dec (1985)
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East Coquitlam. Elevation 25m(80ft).

Spring/Summer 2018
Last freeze: April 2 (-0.8C)
First 15C: March 11 (17.9C)
First 20C: March 12 (21.4C)
First 25C: April 24 (25.3C)
First 30C: May 13 (30.8C)
Hottest Temp 2018: 31.3C (May 14)

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Re: Graphs and Data

Postby Glacier » Fri May 11, 2018 8:20 am

This graph is really interesting...

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Re: Graphs and Data

Postby Glacier » Tue May 22, 2018 1:16 pm

Hottest places in BC?

Agassiz = 3 times;
Hope = 8 times;
VXX = 0 times;
YVR = 1 time;
YYJ = 1 time...

https://questioningthedata.wordpress.co ... a-in-2017/

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Re: Graphs and Data

Postby Glacier » Mon May 28, 2018 10:47 am

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Re: Graphs and Data

Postby Glacier » Tue May 29, 2018 8:47 am

New graph. This shows how the temperature drops as you go up in elevation. Places in the south tend to be below the "trend line" and places in the north tend to be above it.

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Re: Graphs and Data

Postby Glacier » Tue May 29, 2018 1:29 pm

Interesting that Malahat and Fort Nelson are the only places in BC at similar elevations where the average maximum temperature for one is lower than the average minimum for the other. Also, elevation has a much larger impact on the daily lows than the daily highs.

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Updated...

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Re: Graphs and Data

Postby Glacier » Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:31 am

Average maximum temperature as you go up the Fraser River...

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The moral of the graph: It's best to live in Chilliwack. Too cold east or west from there.
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