Record cold in Ottawa, Canada

“New June 4 record low this morning for Ottawa, Canada,” says reader Richard A Bonato.

“We hit 3.5C (38.3F) at the airport today. Previous record was 3.9C (39.02F) in 1964.”

Measurement was taken at Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport.

“Looks like the new Federal Liberal Gov’t carbon tax is working too well,” says Richard.


12 thoughts on “Record cold in Ottawa, Canada”

  1. hmm 64 , just as they started to do the iceage blamed on co2 and our air pollution, mind you back then some places air WAS damned foul. in Adelaide in the 70s and before you couldnt see 5 miles from the Montefiore hill down the the port due to unchecked factories and open woodfires in winter, closed combustion stoves and moving the factories and cleaning their smokestack made a massive difference.

  2. A record low recorded at an airport will be quite an achievement given they way air travel has changed since 1964. Suggests that it must be even colder away from the airport.

  3. Snowfall in the mountains of southeast Australia – Meteonovosti

    Southeast Australia has suffered from inclement weather. In Victoria, strong winds poured trees, and rain caused flooding. Rescuers had to assist motorists stuck on the roads. And in the state of New South Wales, a storm swept the entire coast. In Sydney, the ferry service was broken. It became very cold, and in some settlements snow fell. Snowfalls continue in the mountains of the region. In some areas, even before the official opening of the snow season, drifts are already more than half a meter.

    In the mountains of the Australian states of Victoria and New South Wales, as well as on the island of Tasmania, the snow season this year began here 10 days earlier usually: it will officially open on June 7. In some areas, snowdrifts exceed 65 cm and continue to increase.
    Rare snowfall blankets parts of Australia for first time in years

    Icy conditions are sweeping across eastern Australia, bringing snow to areas as far north as subtropical Queensland in what is believed to be the heaviest snowfall in years.

  4. In the meantime, with a high of 88 and heat index of 94, we are now ramping up for another flea, tick, chigger, mosquito, roach, spider and scorpion infested, hot and miserably muggy summer.
    Are we going to the last to experience the mini ice age, for crying out loud?!

    • It would help if you’re telling us the general area you live sou we’ll have a better idea. On the other hand cooler weather don’t mean that you’ll be free of this “beasts”. They have a way of adapting and surviving very harsh environments. The Alaska’s bugs are a real terror.

    • “Are we going to the last to experience the mini ice age, for crying out loud?!”

      Be VERY careful what are you wishing for. The possibility of cooler climate in your area compared to the sufferings and death for the rest of us seems egoistical.
      Ice Age – mini – medium – or long term is nothing to wish for. It just ain’t fun!
      So yes start “crying out loud?!”

  5. Unpublished image: Navarra starts June with snow
    Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Spain
    Pamplona. June starts with snow in Navarra. Aemet Navarra shared this Wednesday a picture of a snow park of one of its employees Roncalia ski center, the observation point nivometeorológico Ferial (1590 m).
    Our collaborator Roncalia ski center has sent us this photograph next to the observation point nivometeorológico Ferial (1590 m). Several centimeters of snow have accumulated in the last hours.

  6. Upper Colorado River snow water equivalent (SWE) has become so massive they’ve had to redraw the scale used to measure it (percent of average values at the bottom of the graph):
    There’s approximately still 10.8 inches (26 cm) of SWE left in the snowpack that feeds the mighty Colorado River which provides water to more than 40 million residents in Las Vegas, Phoenix, and southern California. The average SWE for today is usually seen on May 10th. We’re a month behind normal with the melt season, in part to the massive amounts of precipitation that fell this winter (a NON-El Niño year, I might add) combined with well below normal temperatures in April and May. Eastern Nevada still has over 13 inches (33 cm) of SWE, all of which feeds into Lake Mead.
    As a resident of Phoenix for the past 16 years, this is welcome news. I can only hope that the non-El Niño conditions of the past two years which have led to record snowpacks in California and above normal precipitation in the Colorado River Basin continues its generosity going forward.

  7. I live in Missouri, which has a miserable climate at least 75% of the year. For humans. Plants and animals, including all vermin, seem to thrive here. In the year without a summer, people from Maine migrated here because they could not grow food there. If you feel you are in danger of freezing or starving where you are, perhaps it is time to leave.

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