“Clearly a famine is on the way, clearly crops will fail.” – Viv Forbes
Novem-brrrrr! Canada smashes cold records
22 Nov 2018 – At one point this morning, 11 of Canada’ 13 provincial and territorial capitals were experiencing below-freezing temperatures. The exceptions were St. John’s, N.L. , which just barely snuck above freezing at 0.1 C and Victoria, where it was a balmy 8 C.
Dozens of communities across Eastern Canada reported record-breaking cold, including Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.
More than 20 communities in Ontario alone experienced temperatures colder than they had ever recorded on Nov. 22, according to Environment Canada.
In Toronto, a temperature of -15.4 C was recorded at Buttonville Municipal Airport, breaking the previous record of -14.1 C from 2008.
In Ottawa, thermometers plunged to -18.7 C – more than four degrees Celsius (7.2 degrees F) colder than the previous Nov. 22 low set in 1895.
Temperatures below -20 C were recorded in northern communities including Sault Ste. Marie and North Bay, and below -30 C in the northwestern Ontario communities of Geraldton and Williams Lake.
Montreal’s low of -17.7 C clocked in at more than three degrees colder than the previous record, set in 1972.
Record Nov. 21 lows were also set in three communities in Newfoundland and Labrador, including Wabush Lake, where the mercury dropped to -31.7 C.
The cold was a boon for Ontario’s icewine industry (whatever that is). Grape harvesting began Wednesday night – earlier in the year than ever before, according to a spokesperson from Brock University.
In Manitoba and Saskatchewan, daytime highs are expected to fall to nearly -10 C by Saturday and remain there at least through Monday.
Thanks to Viv Forbes for this link
“As I have been saying, all-time cold records will be broken,” says Viv. “1895 records are broken by minus 4 degrees. No one else in the world has publicly put this out in advance. More to come in February.
“Clearly a famine is on the way, clearly crops will fail. I have been calling for the famine for years.”