Record cold across Ontario

Some records go back to 1873

Weather summary for Ontario and the National Capital Region issued by Environment Canada
Wednesday 13 November 2019.

A very cold arctic airmass made its way across Ontario bringing record low temperatures. The airmass also resulted in snow squalls near Lake Huron.

Summary of record low daytime minimum temperatures in degrees Celsius:

Toronto Pearson International Airport
New Record of -13.9
Old Record of -9.6 set in 1986
Records have been kept since 1937

Hamilton Airport
New Record of -14.1
Old Record of -9.6 set in 1986
Records have been kept since 1959

Ottawa Airport
New Record of -14.4
Old Record of -11.5 set in 1986
Records have been kept since 1938

Moose Creek Wells
New Record of -16.5
Old Record of -11.7 set in 2004
Records have been kept since 2003

Kemptville
New Record of -19.0
Old Record of -12 set in 1983
Records have been kept since 1929

Uxbridge West
New Record of -23.6
Old Record of -10.1 set in 2013
Records have been kept since 2012

Peterborough Trent University
New Record of -20.3
Old Record of -13.5 set in 1983
Records have been kept since 1968

Brantford
New Record of -14.9
Old Record of -10.6 set in 1905
Records have been kept since 1876

Lake Superior Provincial Park
New Record of -25.6
Old Record of -16.2 set in 2018
Records have been kept since 2014

Barrie
New Record of -24.2
Old Record of -11.5 set in 1983
Records have been kept since 1977

North Bay
New Record of -21.3
Old Record of -18.7 set in 1986
Records have been kept since 1888

Collingwood
New Record of -16.7
Old Record of -7 set in 1996
Records have been kept since 1995

Lagoon City
New Record of -15.9
Old Record of -7.7 set in 1996
Records have been kept since 1995

Muskoka
New Record of -22.0
Old Record of -16.5 set in 1983
Records have been kept since 1939

Algonquin
New Record of -17.1
Old Record of -15.7 set in 2004
Records have been kept since 2004

Ridgetown
New Record of -18.5
Old Record of -10 set in 1988
Records have been kept since 1885

Delhi
New Record of -15.5
Old Record of -10 set in 1983
Records have been kept since 1934

Windsor
New Record of -15.8
Old Record of -10 set in 1873
Records have been kept since 1866

Sarnia
New Record of -14.3
Old Record of -10 set in 1986
Records have been kept since 1968

Trenton
New Record of -18.8
Old Record of -13.1 set in 1983
Records have been kept since 1935

Kingston
New Record of -16.2
Old Record of -8.2 set in 2013
Records have been kept since 2008

Point Petre
New Record of -14.8
Old Record of -7.1 set in 1996
Records have been kept since 1994

Cobourg
New Record of -16.3
Old Record of -9.1 set in 2013
Records have been kept since 1993

Egbert
New Record of -22.1
Old Record of -9.5 set in 1997
Records have been kept since 1988

Kitchener
New Record of -16.5
Old Record of -10.2 set in 1983
Records have been kept since 1914

Borden
New Record of -24
Old Record of -10.5 set in 2013
Records have been kept since 2004

2. Summary of snowfall amounts from volunteer observers in
centimetres:

Lucknow 17.8
Wroexeter 17
Milverton 14
Durham 12.7

https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/weathersummaries_e.html#ON

Thanks to clipe for this link


6 thoughts on “Record cold across Ontario”

  1. impressive drops
    now I wonderhow they can finagle all the new lowests and the time the lows are running for…and still mamange to claim next yr as once again the hottest evah!!!

  2. Yes the cold has been unimaginable for November. A 10 minute walk left icicles on my beard. Absolutely obliterated cold records. Thank the Lord a thaw is coming next week. 5 celsius is gonna feel nice after -15 celsius.

  3. The remarkable bits of data which must not be overlooked are the two cold records records set for downtown Toronto (U of T), i.e. -8.7 on the 12th surpassing -8.3 from 1894 and 1898 and -11.3 for the 13th surpassing -10.6 for 1873. A record cold day for downtown Toronto has not been seen since April 9, 1997. Unlike the rest of Ontario, cold records for downtown Toronto are not easy to set for two reasons. 1) The data for the U of T goes back to 1840 which includes a time in which more extreme cold was more common as seen in the fact that most of the cold records there were set in the 1800s and, 2) The urban heat island of Toronto is clearly associated with warmer night time temperatures.

  4. At least the miserable cold will wake up a few more people, who will presumably start researching and then prepping.

    Natural selection has been thwarted for some time by our modern conveniences, medecine, and the Nanny State (“that’s illegal now, you might hurt yourself!”).

    There may not be very many survivors of this GSM, but the ones that do will be independent thinkers who have seen the handwriting on the wall and worked diligently to prepare themselves for adversity.

    The lazy, the complacent, the dependent, who allow others to do their thinking for them and to provide for them, will only survive as slaves of the elite.

    But if, as now seems likely, there is a recurrence of great pandemics, will even the elite be able to keep the sheeple alive? Antibiotics are and will be failing to keep up.

    Maintaining a strong immune system requires intelligence and diligence, and certainly not dependence on the current medical and food systems.

    Even the elite may be in for a surprise in their underground strongholds. Read Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Masque of the Red Death”.

    Natural selection can only be thwarted so long, it seems.

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