Record lows in Canada

Some record lows set in the Canadian Maritimes.

NEW BRUNSWICK

The following station set a daily minimum temperature record on January 9, 2017:

Grand Manan
New record of -21.1 C (-6.0 F)
Old record of -19.4 C set in 2014 (-2.9 F)
Records in this area have been kept since 1883

 

NOVA SCOTIA

The following station set a daily minimum temperature record on January 9, 2017:

Port Hawkesbury
New record of -19.0 C (-2.2 F)
Old record of -17.2 C (1.0 F) set in 1964
Records in this area have been kept since 1875

 

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

The following station set a daily minimum temperature record on January 9, 2017:

St. Peters
New record of -19.6 C (-3.3 F)
Old record of -19.0 C (-2.2 F) set in 1999
Records in this area have been kept since 1960

 

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

Thanks to Terry Homeniuk for this link


2 thoughts on “Record lows in Canada”

  1. I’m really surprised those are considered record lows in those areas. I lived in MA (US) for years and further north in ME (USA) which is further south of those parts of Canada, also on the coast. … and supposedly “warmer”.

    Although it was not all winter long, it was not surprising either in MA or ME to have a week or 2 every winter that was in the -20°F/-28.9°C range.

    What gives, Canadians?

    I would have though all those place in Canada would be a lot colder.

  2. Wind chills reported for Alberta and Saskatchewan on Thursday.

    ALBERTA
    AWCN15 CWWG
    Weather summary for Alberta issued by Environment Canada at 8:42 p.m. MST Thursday 12 January 2017.

    Discussion.

    A cold Arctic airmass combined with brisk easterly winds produced extreme cold wind chill values over Alberta Thursday morning. Some of the lowest reports included (in Celsius):

    NORTH
    Fort McMurray: -50 (-58.0 F)
    Fort Chipewyan: -48 (-54.4 F)
    La Crete -47 (-52.6 F)
    Mildred Lake: -45 (-49.0 F)
    Manning: -42 (-43.6 F)
    Slave Lake: -41 (-41.8 F)
    Peace River: -41 (-41.8 F)
    High Level: -40 (-40.0 F)
    High Prairie: -40 (-40.0 F)
    Red Earth: -40 (-40.0 F)

    CENTRAL
    Edmonton International: -40 (-40.0 F)
    Rich Lake: -46 (-50.8 F)
    Holden: -45 (-49.0 F)
    Andrew: -45 (-49.0 F)
    Dapp: -45 (-49.0 F)
    St. Paul: -45 (-49.0 F)
    Smoky Lake: -44 (-47.2 F)
    Killam: -44 (-47.2 F)
    Lloydminster: -43 (-45.4 F)
    Vegreville: -43 (-45.4 F)
    Two Hills: -43 (-45.4 F)
    Cold Lake: -42 (-43.6 F)

    SOUTH
    Consort: -44 (-47.2 F)
    Alliance: -43 (-45.4 F)
    Esther: -42 (-43.6 F)
    Oyen: -42 (-43.6 F)
    Stettler: -41 (-41.8 F)
    Schuler: -41 (-41.8 F)
    Acadia Valley: -41 (-41.8 F)
    Pollockville: -41 (-41.8 F)
    Coronation: -40 (-40.0 F)

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

    End/PASPC

    SASKATCHEWAN
    AWCN13 CWWG
    Weather summary for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada at 11:47 a.m. CST Thursday 12 January 2017.

    Discussion.

    A low pressure system originating in the Mackenzie area of the
    Arctic swept southward across southern Saskatchewan overnight Wednesday into Thursday morning, giving some very strong winds and extremely low visibilities across many parts of the province. Many communities through the central and eastern corridor reported zero or near zero visibilities for a few hours last night and overnight mainly due to blowing snow, as new snowfall was minimal. In the wake of this weather system, very cold wind chills have settled back into
    the province.

    Some of the peak wind speeds recorded across southern Saskatchewan included..

    Moose Jaw: 85 km/h (52.8 mph)
    North Battleford: 85 km/h (52.8 mph)
    Swift Current: 83 km/h (51.6 mph)
    Estevan: 83 km/h (51.6 mph)
    Yorkton: 83 km/h (51.6 mph)
    Elbow: 81 km/h (50.3 mph)
    Kindersley: 80 km/h (49.7 mph)
    Saskatoon: 78 km/h (48.5 mph)
    Rosetown: 78 km/h (48.5 mph)
    Leader: 78 km/h (48.5 mph)
    Lloydminster: 78 km/h (48.5 mph)
    Regina: 76 km/h (47.2 mph)
    Prince Albert: 74 km/h (46.0 mph)
    Meadow Lake: 70 km/h (43.5 mph)

    Wind chills this morning have plunged to some very cold values. Some of the lowest reports included (all in Celsius):

    North:
    Key Lake: -53 (-63.4 F)
    Uranium City: -52 (-61.6 F)
    Stony Rapids: -51 (-59.8 F)
    Collins Bay: -51 (-59.8 F)
    Meadow Lake: -51 (-59.8 F)

    South:
    Regina: -46 (-50.8 F)
    Saskatoon: -45 (-49.0 F)
    Estevan: -45 (-49.0 F)
    Prince Albert: -45 (-49.0 F)
    Yorkton: -44 (-47.2 F)
    North Battleford: -44 (-47.2 F)
    Swift Current: -43 (-45.4 F)

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

    End/PASPC

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