Coldest Dec 16 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia in 135 years

Record lows in both New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. One record goes back to 1881, another back to 1883.

NEW BRUNSWICK

Weather summary by Environment Canada

The following stations set a daily minimum temperature record on December 16, 2016:

Grand Manan
New record of -20.9 C (-5.6 F)
Old record of -20.0 (-4.0 F) set in 1883
Records in this area have been kept since 1883

Miscou Island
New record of -15.2 (4.6 F)
Old record of -14.1 (6.6 F) set in 2004
Records in this area have been kept since 1957

 

NOVA SCOTIA

The following stations set a daily minimum temperature record on December 16, 2016:

Brier Island
New record of -15.1 (4.8 F)
Old record of -12.8 (9.0 F) set in 1951
Records in this area have been kept since 1937

Yarmouth
New record of -15.6 (3.9 F)
Old record of -15.0 (5.0 F) set in 1881
Records in this area have been kept since 1871

 

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/weathersummaries_e.html

Thanks to Terry Homeniuk for this link


4 thoughts on “Coldest Dec 16 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia in 135 years”

  1. Snow in British Columbia and the east. Severe cold lingers in northern Ontario and central Quebec.

    BRITISH COLUMBIA

    Extreme cold warning continues for the Yoho Park – Kootenay Park region, with winds of 50 to 70 km/h (31.1 to 45.5 mph) giving windchills of -35 C (-31 F).

    Winter storm warning continues for the North Coast – inland sections region. Stewart could see upwards of 50 cm (19.7″) by Monday morning.

    5:38 PM PST Sunday 18 December 2016
    Snowfall warning in effect for:

    East Vancouver Island, Fraser Valley – east including Chilliwack, Fraser Valley – west including Abbotsford, Howe Sound, Inland Vancouver Island and Metro Vancouver regions

    A Pacific front over the British Columbia coast will continue to
    spread snow to the south coast tonight. The Arctic air that has been, with us for nearly two weeks will finally be flushed out by milder, Pacific air. Snow will gradually change to rain this evening for the, regions near the water. However, snow inland and over higher terrain, will continue through Monday morning. As usual, snowfall will be, highly variable; 10 to 20 cm of snow is expected before changing to, rain tonight with the higher amounts expected inland and over higher, terrain. Coastal sections of Vancouver Island may see closer to 5 to
    10 cm (2.0″ to 3.9″) of snow.

    For Metro Vancouver and most areas of the South Coast, a complete change-over to rain is likely by Monday morning. Near Squamish the temperatures will remain low enough that snow may persist into Monday morning bringing possible snowfall totals of 25 to 40 cm (9.8″ to 15.7″). For the Fraser Valley, the mild Pacific air will combine with below freezing surface temperatures resulting in snow becoming mixed with freezing rain tonight. Inland communities of Vancouver Island including Port Alberni will also be at risk for freezing rain during the change-over.

    Moderate rainfall in combination with melting snow could cause localized flooding on Monday.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?bc46#2326480611879689010201612170502ww1171cwvr (also bc40, bc41, bc45 and bc42 in the address link for the other affected areas)

    4:23 PM PST Sunday 18 December 2016
    Snowfall warning in effect for:

    Trans-Canada Highway – Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass region

    A long period of snowfall, with total amounts of 20 to 30 cm (7.9″ to 11.8″) is expected.

    Heavy snowfall is forecast along the Trans-Canada highway from Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass tonight and Monday. Total accumulations will range from 20 to 30 cm through Monday afternoon with locally higher amounts, especially over higher terrain.

    The snow will gradually taper off Monday afternoon with a few light flurries lingering into Monday evening.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?bc20#2320176492474862201612190502ww1878cwvr

    4:33 PM PST Sunday 18 December 2016
    Snowfall warning in effect for:

    Sea to Sky – Squamish to Whistler and Sea to Sky – West Vancouver Upper Levels to Squamish regions

    A long period of snowfall, with total amounts of 20 to 30 cm (7.9″ to 11.8″) is expected.

    More heavy snow expected tonight.

    A Pacific front over the British Columbia coast will continue to spread snow to the South Coast tonight. The Arctic air that has been with us for nearly two weeks will finally be flushed out by milder Pacific air. The heavy snow may be mixed with rain overnight near West Vancouver.

    As usual, snowfall will be highly variable. Additional snowfall amounts ranging from 15 to 25 cm (5.9″ to 9.8″) are likely by the time the system moves inland on Monday morning.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?bc41#12080140446421519201612180502ww1878cwvr (also bc42 and bc39 in the address links for the other affected areas)

    1:49 PM PST Sunday 18 December 2016
    Snowfall warning in effect for:

    Kinbasket, North Columbia and West Columbia regions

    Snowfall, with total amounts of 15 to 20 cm (5.9″ to 7.9″) is expected.

    A Pacific frontal system over the coast of British Columbia is spreading snow to Columbia regions tonight. In addition to the snowfall accumulation during the day, another 15 to 30 cm (5.9″ to 11.8″) of snow can be expected over West Columbia, North Columbia and Kinbasket by Monday noon. The snow will ease late Monday.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?bc16#175033803633109258201612180502ww1373cwvr (also bc23 and bc22 in the address link for the other affected areas)

    4:02 PM PST Sunday 18 December 2016
    Snowfall warning in effect for:

    McGregor and Williston regions

    A long period of snowfall, with total amounts of 15 to 20 cm (5.9″ to 7.9″) is expected.

    A Pacific frontal system over the coast of British Columbia will spread intensifying snow to the Interior tonight. A total of 15 to 20 cm of snow can be expected over Williston and McGregor by early Monday morning. The snow will end Monday morning.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?bc13#190215306435952304201612180502ww1373cwvr (also bc11 in the address link for the other affected areas)

    NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

    10:44 PM AST Sunday 18 December 2016
    Winter storm warning in effect for:

    Cartwright to Black Tickle, Postville – Makkovik and Rigolet and vicinity regions

    Hazardous winter conditions are expected.

    Snowfall accumulations between 15 and 20 cm (5.9″ to 7.9″) are expected by Monday morning. Strong northwesterly winds, gusting between 80 and 110 km/h (49.7 to 68.4 mph), will develop overnight and combine with the fresh snow to produce poor visibilities in blowing snow.

    Conditions are expected to improve as snow tapers off and winds begin to diminish near midday on Monday.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nl32#1816344531497818955201612180507ww1777cwhx (also nl22 and nl33 in the address link for the other affected areas)

    10:43 PM AST Sunday 18 December 2016
    Snowfall warning in effect for:

    Eagle River, Norman Bay to Lodge Bay, Red Bay to L’Anse-au-Clair and Upper Lake Melville regions

    Total snowfall accumulations between 15 and 20 cm (5.9″ to 7.9″) can be expected before the snow tapers off overnight or early Monday morning.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nl35#82814562929649120201612180507ww1777cwhx (also nl24, nl31 and nl26 in the address link for the other affected areas)

    ONTARIO

    9:51 PM EST Sunday 18 December 2016
    Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

    Attawapiskat, Fort Hope – Lansdowne House – Ogoki, Webequie, Fort Severn, Fort Albany, Moosonee and Peawanuck regions

    A prolonged period of very cold wind chills is expected.

    A bitterly cold arctic air mass remains entrenched over far Northern Ontario.

    Wind chill values of minus 45 C (-49 F) will continue through Monday morning.

    Wind chills will slowly improve Monday afternoon.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?on52#153846526403525828201612160503ww1373cwto (also on12, on54, on55 and on50 in the address link for the other affected areas)

    9:55 PM EST Sunday 18 December 2016
    Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

    Geraldton – Longlac – Caramat, Manitouwadge – Hornepayne, Nakina – Aroland – Pagwa, Fraserdale – Pledger Lake, Kapuskasing – Hearst – Smooth Rock Falls, Kirkland Lake – Englehart, New Liskeard – Temagami, Armstrong – Auden – Wabakimi Park, Little Abitibi – Kesagami Lake and Timmins – Cochrane – Iroquois Falls regions

    A prolonged period of very cold wind chills is expected.

    A bitterly cold Arctic air mass remains entrenched over Northern Ontario.

    Wind chill values near minus 40 C (-40 F) are expected tonight into Monday morning.

    Wind chill values will slowly improve Monday afternoon.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?on56#1526079151236738385201612180503ww1272cwto (also on57, on23, on32 and on29 in the address link for the other affected areas)

    5:11 PM EST Sunday 18 December 2016
    Snow squall warning in effect for:

    Bruce Peninsula – Sauble Beach – Tobermory region

    Snow squalls are expected. Under the snow squall bands, visibilities will be significantly reduced due to the heavy snow combined with blowing snow, and snow will quickly accumulate.

    Snow squalls with reduced visibilities and quickly accumulating snow will continue tonight into Monday morning.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?on20#1442247711113005351201612180503ww1171cwto

    QUEBEC

    3:25 PM EST Sunday 18 December 2016
    Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

    Amos area, La Sarre area, Lebel-sur-Quévillon area, Malartic area, Rouyn area, Senneterre area, Val d’Or – Louvicourt area, Chibougamau, Alma – Desbiens area, Ashuapmushuan Wildlife Reserve area, Normandin – Péribonka area, Saint-Félicien – Roberval area, Chutes-des-Passes – Pipmuacan Reservoir area, Labrieville area, Manic-3 area, Manic-5 area, Joutel – Matagami area, Miquelon – Desmaraisville area and Waskaganish regions

    A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

    Wind chill values will be between – 38 C and – 42 C (-36.4 F to -43.6 F).

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?qc56#618431791235348998201612170504ww1070cwul (also qc9, qc53, qc22, qc21 and qc20 in the address link for the other affected areas)

    3:27 PM EST Sunday 18 December 2016
    Snow squall warning in effect for:

    Grande-Vallée area and Sainte-Anne-des-Monts area regions

    Snow squalls are expected. Under the snow squall bands, visibilities will be significantly reduced due to the heavy snow combined with blowing snow, and snow will quickly accumulate.

    A dome of very cold air tracking across the St. Lawrence Estuary will create conditions favorable to the development of snowsqualls beginning tonight on the coast.

    Strong winds may also cause significant waves, but they should generally spread along the coast.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?qc33#2020498541790230148201612180504ww1070cwul

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html

  2. Record lows for the Maritime provinces.

    NEW BRUNSWICK
    AWCN14 CWHX
    Weather summary for New Brunswick issued by Environment Canada at 5:54 a.m. AST Sunday 18 December 2016.

    Discussion.

    The following stations set or tied a daily minimum temperature
    record on December 17, 2016:

    Bas Caraquet
    New record of -21.6 (-6.9 F)
    Old record of -20.3 set in 2013 (-4.5 F)
    Records in this area have been kept since 1964

    Grand Manan
    Tied record of -16.7 set in 1964 (1.9 F)
    Records in this area have been kept since 1883

    Note: the temperature records reported here have been derived from a selection of historical stations in each geographic area that were active during the period of record.

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

    End/ASPC

    NOVA SCOTIA
    AWCN11 CWHX
    Weather summary for Nova Scotia issued by Environment Canada at 5:53 a.m. AST Sunday 18 December 2016.

    Discussion.

    The following station set a daily minimum temperature record on December 17, 2016:

    Port Hawkesbury
    New record of -18.5 (-1.3 F)
    Old record of -18.4 set in 2013 (-1.1 F)
    Records in this area have been kept since 1875

    Note: the temperature records reported here have been derived from a selection of historical stations in each geographic area that were active during the period of record.

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

    End/ASPC

    PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
    AWCN15 CWHX
    Weather summary for Prince Edward Island issued by Environment Canada at 5:51 a.m. AST Sunday 18 December 2016.

    Discussion.

    The following stations set a daily minimum temperature record on December 17, 2016:

    East Point
    New record of -15.8 (3.6 F)
    Old record of -15.3 set in 2009 (4.5 F)
    Records in this area have been kept since 1967

    St. Peters
    New record of -17.6 (0.3 F)
    Old record of -16.3 set in 2013 (2.7 F)
    Records in this area have been kept since 1960

    Note: the temperature records reported here have been derived from a selection of historical stations in each geographic area that were active during the period of record.

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

    End/ASPC

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/weathersummaries_e.html

  3. so these spots and Boston also
    all break 100+yrs records and not a peep msm
    oh..silly me, the msm are too busy concocting “real news”
    to actually report on FACTUALLY real news

    never let the Truth get in the way of a good story;-/

Comments are closed.