sunshine hours

March 6, 2014

Canadian Weather Stations 1841 to 2014 – The Movie

Filed under: Canada,Environment Canada Data — sunshinehours1 @ 3:56 PM
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Using the Environment Canada monthly summaries  I have made up 2 gif movies that show which weather stations reported data for each year from 1841.

1974 with 2826 is tops for number of stations. In comparison, 2014 so far only has 1215 stations. There were more stations reporting in 1951 than 2014.

(I don’t know why a weather station in South Dakota shows up in the monthly summaries.)

The 1841 to 1864 part is kind of slow. Toronto is the only station. One gif has Station Names. Not terribly readable. But fun. Click for bigger.




  1. If you want to try something even scarier, refine your search to include only weather stations that have complete precipitation data for the entire year. By my count BC only has 6 weather stations from 2013 with complete data.

    Comment by Glacier — March 6, 2014 @ 4:01 PM | Reply

    • I don’t want to depress myself any more than necessary. Feb 2014 monthly has one station reporting sunshine.

      Comment by sunshinehours1 — March 6, 2014 @ 4:22 PM | Reply

  2. Reblogged this on CraigM350 and commented:
    Great work Suyts

    Comment by craigm350 — March 6, 2014 @ 5:30 PM | Reply

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