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#1093456 - 20/03/2012 13:55 Re: Canadian Weather [Re: MTBLANC]
MTBLANC Offline
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Just for your information these are daily records.
Today, Winninpeg broke its monthly record (data since 1872) with 23.7C
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#1093499 - 20/03/2012 14:54 Re: Canadian Weather [Re: MTBLANC]
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Some truly extraordinary numbers coming out of southern Canada and the northern US - probably as extreme in statistical terms as Russia 2010 or central Europe 2003. Be thankful that this is not happening in July. (It's a bit simplistic simply to splice the current anomalies onto July averages, but I think with this pattern in July you'd be seeing an extended period of high 30s/maybe low 40s).

I'd still be surprised if Canada as a whole had a record year - it's a big country and what happens in the parts of Canada where hardly anybody lives makes much more difference to the overall national temperature than what happens on the southern border (and 2010 is a tough record to break). The continental US, on the other hand...

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#1093527 - 20/03/2012 15:27 Re: Canadian Weather [Re: Blair Trewin]
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Yes Blair, truly shocking. Never thought I'd see 'sprummer' weather in Canada, but 25-26C in Toronto and 24C in Winnipeg certainly qualifies. South of the border, Chicago has had 5 consecutive days over 80F/26.7C, that's warm even for a Sydney September let alone a cold weather city. All of these areas should still be under snow at this time of year.

A good summary of the heatwave can be found here: http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/show.html



Edited by Southerly_Buster (20/03/2012 15:29)

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#1093630 - 20/03/2012 18:21 Re: Canadian Weather [Re: HumphreyBear]
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Loc: Melbourne (Belgrave); Corryong...
Likewise Blair and Southerly_Buster... a truly extraordinary event for the Northern United States and Canada at this time of year... yes it's now officially springtime in the Northern Hemisphere but this heatwave is very unusual, and will be quite a shock for those who are used to dealing with chilly winds, snow, and cold rain at this time of year crazy eek

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#1094269 - 21/03/2012 13:37 Re: Canadian Weather [Re: aussiestormfreak]
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As I mentionned it yesterday (nobody noticed it?), here are some other monthly records in Ontario and Manitoba.
It is sometime with more than 7C (source=Environment Canada):

MANITOBA
New monthly high records established Monday March 19 2012:

New old old records
location record record date began
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Arborg 23.5 18.5 mar 29 2010 1961
Berens River 21.9 14.4 mar 25 2007 1905
Gimli 24.1 18.8 mar 29 2010 1944
Great Falls 22.7 22.2 mar 27 1946 1923
Pilot Mound 23.3 20.0 mar 23 1963 1958
Pinawa 24.6 21.1 mar 27 1946 1916
Sprague 24.3 23.9 mar 27 1946 1916
Winnipeg 23.7 23.3 mar 27 1946 1872

ONTARIO
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Location new temperature record previous record

Moosonee 23.4 15.6 (1946)
Lansdowne House 19.8 8.3 (1961,1970,1987)
Pickle Lake 18.7 12.4 (1987)
Big Trout Lake 15.3 9.1 (1987)
Peawanuck 9.7 4.8 (2011)
Kenora 14.3 14.2 (1987)
Red Lake 15.8 12.8 (1945,1987)
Sioux Lookout 16.4 14.1 (1987)
Fort Frances 16.5 14.5 (1987)
Thunder Bay 21.5 13.3 (1946)
Upsala 18.5 9.4 (1961)
Geraldton 16.9 9.4 (1987)
Kapuskasing 26.2 16.1 (1946)
Timmins 26.1 13.6 (1979)
Chapleau 25.3 15.6 (1946)
Wawa 23.1 8.6 (1987)
Sault Ste Marie 22.0 16.1 (1946)
Sudbury 23.1 10.2 (1979)
North Bay 24.4 14.4 (1946)

Hopefully, here in Yukon, we stay cool smile !


Edited by MTBLANC (21/03/2012 13:38)
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#1094593 - 22/03/2012 09:53 Re: Canadian Weather [Re: MTBLANC]
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Where do those reports appear on the Environment Canada website? I couldn't find them when I went looking yesterday.

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#1094656 - 22/03/2012 13:10 Re: Canadian Weather [Re: Blair Trewin]
MTBLANC Offline
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Here: http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/warnings/sws_e.html
Then click on special weather statement.

They are updated everyday, none for today apart some daily records in Manitoba.

This being said a lot of monthly records have been broken in Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick:
28,8 C Petawawa, ON
28,1 C Western Head, NS
27,8 C Windsor
27,4 C Ottawa, ON
27,1 C Fredericton, NB
26,9 C La Tuque, QC
25,8 C Halifax, NS
25,8 C Montral, QC
25,3 C Moncton, NB
25,3 C Sherbrooke, QC
25,2 C Bagotville, QC


Edited by MTBLANC (22/03/2012 13:17)
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#1094980 - 23/03/2012 07:23 Re: Canadian Weather [Re: MTBLANC]
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It's been sort of up and down the last few days. Most days have been at least mostly sunny with very little, if any, snowfall. This March has been dry and warmer than average so far. Not like in Eastern Canada, but it's definitely been quite a bit warmer than March last year!

It's gotten up to 13.5C for the highest of the month, and that was on the 9th. The coldest day of the month was on the 1st, with a low of -17.9C, and it also didn't get any higher than -7.6 that same day. Could be a lot worse - remember that temps down to near -40 have occurred in March here in Edmonton and it was down to -31 last year in March!

St. Patrick's Day was mostly cloudy, and it began to rain by early evening. It rained most of that night. But I never saw any snowfall, but some snowfall was witnessed by others I know living outside the downtown core, however the accumulation was nil).

Sunday March 18 - Mostly sunny, but became overcast by evening. No rain or snow fell, though.

Monday March 19 - Mostly cloudy, but became sunnier in late afternoon.

Tuesday March 20 - Similar weather to the previous day, but somewhat sunnier in the morning. Not too bad for the first day of spring (this year, it's officially on the 20th).

Yesterday (March 21) - Mostly sunny and mild with some breeziness at times.

Today (March 22) - Overcast and cool with some light snowfall occurring on-and-off throughout the afternoon. Up to 10 cm is forecast to fall in the Edmonton area today. But I don't think it'll be that high, but then again, this is Alberta....

Eastern Canada, it's not, but the forecast isn't THAT bad!


Quite a contrast in temps across the country. It also looks like the Newfies are missing out on the nice warm weather in the Maritimes and Eastern Canada!
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#1095080 - 23/03/2012 15:06 Re: Canadian Weather [Re: Mike in Canada]
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Here is the Environment Canada report for Ontario about this heat wave:

AWCN11 CWTO 230153
Updated weather summary for all of Southern Ontario and the
National Capital Region issued by Environment Canada
At 9:52 PM EDT Thursday 22 March 2012.

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==weather event discussion==

A huge unprecedented feast of summer in March.

We are in the midst of a historic March warm spell across Ontario
with record temperatures tumbling by the dozen every day. Some
records have been shattered by more than 15 degrees. Afternoon
temperatures yesterday and today are more typical of average
afternoon temperatures in the summer.

The sizzling maximum temperature of 28.8 c reported in Petawawa
Wednesday is the second highest temperature ever recorded in
Ontario in March. The highest temperature recorded during March was
A midsummer like 29.4 c in Wallaceburg on 26-mar-1921. Interestingly
enough, two short days later on March 28, 1921 many folks must have
been shocked when the temperatures remained just below freezing all
day long.

Normally we are still often feeling the frosty fingers of old man
winter's final presence of the season interspersed with a few
normally mild days of early spring where temperatures get into the
low to mid teens. But instead, words such as humidex, tulips,
Fresh green grass, patio weather, swimming pool opening, and
summerlike warmth are on everybody's lips. Satellite photos and
surface observations indicate that there is no significant
Snow cover left across Southern Ontario.

This warm spell is also remarkable for its duration. It is more
reminiscent of a persistent summer heatwave. Many locales such as
Windsor, Sarnia, London and Kitchener have enjoyed 7 or 8 days in a
row where the afternoon temperature reached 20.0 c or higher. This
Is unprecedented for March in Ontario. This record long warm spell
will end as a cold front will introduce somewhat cooler air (but
still above normal) on Friday.

Below are record maximum temperature records set on Thursday
22-mar-2012. Please refer to the table below for more details.

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Location new temperature record previous record

Windsor 28.4 18.8 (2007)
Harrow 23.5 22.2 (1938)
Sarnia 25.5 15.0 (2007)
London 27.5 23.9 (1938)
Delhi 27.3 23.9 (1938)
Kitchener-Waterloo 26.5 21.7 (1938)
Hamilton 26.8 17.8 (1910)
Wiarton 18.3 13.9 (2007)
Toronto downtown 24.3 22.8 (1938)
Toronto Pearson 26.0 24.4 (1938)
Buttonville 26.3 18.4 (1988)
Barrie 24.1 16.0 (1907,1953)
Orillia 24.5 17.2 (1935)
Muskoka 23.7 15.7 (1987)
Peterborough 26.0 24.4 (1938)
Trenton 17.7 16.7 (1953)
Kingston 16.1 12.8 (1949)
Bancroft 22.8 16.5 (1979)
Brockville 24.9 22.8 (1938)
Ottawa 24.9 15.6 (1953,2000)
Ottawa botanical gardens 23.7 15.2 (2000)
Kemptville 24.5 16.7 (1953)

This weather summary contains preliminary information and may not
constitute an official or final report.

END/OSPC





AWCN12 CWTO 230141
Updated weather summary for Northern Ontario issued by
Environment Canada at 9:31 PM EDT Thursday 22 March 2012.

-------------------------------------------------------------
==weather event discussion==

A historic warm spell across Ontario with a plethora of new record
maximum temperatures every day has resulted in a memorable feast
Of early summer. The 27.9 c maximum temperature in Timmins on
Wednesday March 21 is the highest recorded temperature in the
Regions north of a line from Northern Georgian Bay to Mattawa.
Many locales also enjoyed unusually long spells of 4 or 5 days in a
row where the temperature reached or exceeded the 20 degree mark.

It appears that this March will likely be the warmest March on
record for some places.

Below are record maximum temperature records set on Thursday
22-mar-2012. Please refer to the table below for more details.

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Location new temperature record previous record

Kenora 20.6 16.1 (1945)
Dryden 21.5 14.4 (1945, 1957)
Red Lake 17.0 13.9 (1939)
Ear Falls 18.5 14.0 (2000)
Sioux Lookout 21.2 13.9 (1957)
Atikokan 20.3 18.3 (1945)
Upsala 19.0 14.2 (2000)
Armstrong 16.1 14.0 (2000)
Cameron Falls 15.9 14.4 (2000)
Geraldton 18.5 12.4 (1987)
Kapuskasing 17.8 16.7 (1920)
Timmins 17.9 15.6 (1938)
Wawa 13.6 10.8 (1987)
Chapleau 16.9 14.0 (1987)

This weather summary contains preliminary information and may not
constitute an official or final report.
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#1095251 - 24/03/2012 07:52 Re: Canadian Weather [Re: MTBLANC]
UK Steve Offline
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Quite a contrast between temperatures recorded in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland on that map above. Those maximum temperatures in that list above are incredible.

What's the earliest date that 30C has been reached in Canada?

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#1097697 - 04/04/2012 04:34 Re: Canadian Weather [Re: UK Steve]
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Been awhile.
March was only 2C above normal here in Alberta. We got more snow in Late February and March than we got all winter. and It looks like April is going to pick up where winter left off.

http://www.wunderground.com/blog/Mikeman444/show.html
I did up my forecast for the month. Most models and forecasts show a never ending series of arctic outbreaks over the prairies. That cold air that has been trapped up there all winter is now getting let out of its cage. IN APRIL!

Today it's supposed to get to 15C but I suspect a very uneven heating today due to cloud cover and gusty winds, so some areas could reach 17C while others will barely climb past 10C.
Tomorrow it cools down fast and yet again we get snowed on and poured on. I admit the timing of the much needed moisture is perfect, but many plants and trees have come out of dormancy so I expect some black tips on the trees this year.


Edited by Mikeweta (04/04/2012 04:35)
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#1097839 - 05/04/2012 04:13 Re: Canadian Weather [Re: Mikeweta]
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Some of the highs yesterday, only live stations currently have the highs from yesterday.
Seems Vegreville was the hot spot in Alberta yesterday.

Edmonton City Centre: 16.4C
Edmonton intl: 15.2C
Drayton Valley: 14.2C
Breton 14.7C
Camrose 17.2C
Vegreville: 20.0C
Elk Island NP: 15.5C
Loydminster: 16.9C
Lacombe: 15.9C
Red Deer: 15.3C

Was a very nice day for sure. LOL I was just in Vegreville the day before.
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#1098028 - 06/04/2012 10:45 Re: Canadian Weather [Re: Mikeweta]
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While it was indeed up to over 16C and very nice in Edmonton back on Tuesday, it was cooler yesterday across most of Alberta and in Edmonton, but still mostly sunny in the morning/early afternoon, with a high of 9C. It got more overcast as the afternoon went on.

A snowstorm came through starting sometimes during the wee hours and continued to dump up to 20 cm in the Edmonton area. It was also fairly short-lived, as it pretty much stopped by early afternoon and skies cleared to mostly sunny by around 4 pm. The snow is wet, as the temperature didn't drop that far, and it's just been hovering from freezing to barely above freezing at 1C most of today.

The snow's already starting to melt, and highs up to 4-6C and sunnier skies are forecast for the next few days.
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#1099145 - 12/04/2012 16:21 Re: Canadian Weather [Re: Mike in Canada]
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The first real spring drenching is on the way tomorrow. up to 30mm(over 1") is expected and higher amounts locally due to embedded downpours. I'll have an update tomorrow about the rain and today's highs
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#1099211 - 13/04/2012 05:10 Re: Canadian Weather [Re: Mikeweta]
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Highs yesterday were in the mid teens over most areas.

The system coming with the rain currently has flood warnings in Montana and some rather high rainfall rates.

I can see rainfall amounts locally 40mm+ from the system, snow will stick for the most part to the highest elevations, the rain may change to snow in Edmonton on Saturday but will likely be to light to accumulate.
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#1099723 - 16/04/2012 11:58 Re: Canadian Weather [Re: Mikeweta]
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As predicted most areas got up to 30mm of rain but the system moves far slower than predicted, and thus lasted well into Saturday night. The rain changed to snow in Edmonton late Friday night but instead of tapering off it got more intense and accumulated, not much but still a nasty dose of winter's 4 month late arrival.
Cloud and cold air in behind the system lingered at least another day, it is still cloudy on Sunday and it has not even got above freezing!


winter is spring and spring is winter by Stormlover87, on Flickr

More wintery in April than January by Stormlover87, on Flickr

Cold alleyway by Stormlover87, on Flickr

Snow in Edmonton by Stormlover87, on Flickr
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#1099829 - 17/04/2012 06:14 Re: Canadian Weather [Re: Mike in Canada]
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Originally Posted By: Mike in Canada

A snowstorm came through starting sometimes during the wee hours and continued to dump up to 20 cm in the Edmonton area. It was also fairly short-lived, as it pretty much stopped by early afternoon and skies cleared to mostly sunny by around 4 pm. The snow is wet, as the temperature didn't drop that far, and it's just been hovering from freezing to barely above freezing at 1C most of today.


How common are heavy April snowstorms in Edmonton? Can snowstorms that dump that much snow happen in May as well?

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#1100737 - 22/04/2012 18:50 Re: Canadian Weather [Re: UK Steve]
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The first summer like weather over the next few days with low to mid 20s over central and northern Alberta. Southern Alberta is forecast to top out in the high 20s and even crack 30C. The heat will be interrupted for on day(Tuesday) and be back on Wednesday for another day.

Really looking like spring, the grass is looking more and more green and some leaves on the bushes on the south side of buildings, cliffs, and walls.

The grass is greener by Stormlover87, on Flickr

Blueberries in leaf by Stormlover87, on Flickr

Even a few thunderheads here and there

Spring thunderhead by Stormlover87, on Flickr

First storm of 2012 by Stormlover87, on Flickr


Edited by Mikeweta (22/04/2012 18:51)
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#1101200 - 25/04/2012 06:31 Re: Canadian Weather [Re: Mikeweta]
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The last two days saw summer-like weather with many records falling south of the 52nd parallel in southern Alberta. Red deer appears to be the farthest north extent of the records. Some spots passed 30C as well.

Some of the temperatures in the area.
Edmonton intl won't be on these reports any time soon do to a switchover to NAVCAN equipment and system.
Temperatures were warmer to more south you go, highs in order form coolest to warmest

Edmonton city center: 19.0C Sunday, 20.4C Monday
Camrose: 20.2C Sunday, 21.8C Monday
Wetaskiwin: 20.3C Sunday, 22.4C Monday.
Lacombe: 22.4C Sunday, 23.1C Monday
Red Deer: 22.9C Sunday, Record 25.5C Monday

Today is cloudy and 10C cooler with some downpours at the moment in Leduc, showers scattered along a very slow moving band from southwest to northwest through Edmonton. it took 12 hours for the middle of the line to get from just north of Edmonton to just south of Edmonton where it is now. Should see some locally 50mm+ from the heavy rain. More bouts of heavy rain are on the way for Tuesday and Friday as well. Locally some areas could finish off April 2012 with more than 100mm of rain. Saving some areas from drought after the mild and dry winter.


Edited by Mikeweta (25/04/2012 06:33)
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#1104157 - 14/05/2012 18:19 Re: Canadian Weather [Re: Mikeweta]
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Not sure why no one has been around lately lol.

Things are really heating up. Saturday saw temps in the low 20Cs and very dry and windy. Late in the day part of the sky was covered in smoke from a big fire near Lodgepole, 100km or so to my west. 2 other big fires have fired up north and east of Edmonton. Fire risk is extreme over most of the province

Today saw temps in the mid 20s with extremely low humidity, in some cases as low as 10%!
Only slightly cooler tomorrow in the low 20s.

Tuesday looks to be the hottest day so far this year, at least for parts south of Edmonton. 30Cs are forecast for parts of southern Alberta and high 20s extending well into central Alberta. Edmonton looks to see mid 20s but the models are having trouble being consistent.

Wednesday is actually looking just as hot as Tuesday as this ridge is actually resisting any cold air. Due to some convergence, good shear, and marginal CAPE(Yes CAPE finally!) Some non severe thunderstorms should form up over a fairly wide area going well into the night, if the storms do go severe the most likely area is in the east central part of the province where the CAPE is highest. I will update as we get closer.

Thursday has quite a bit of uncertainty. Some model runs are showing a warm 21C day for Edmonton while other runs have it only getting into the low to mid teens.

The weekend looks like a bad one for camping, the much loved May long weekend is expected to be in the low to mid teens with showers, and many areas have fire bans, unless you got an RV(for the heat and stove) your not going to be a happy camper.

After that the return of even hotter weather early next week. Early indications are highs in the range of 27-35C
lasting several days. It looks like from here on were in it for the heat. Hot weather is now getting settled in for the summer it seems.
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