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May 7, 2015

British Columbia Canada ‘Normals’ From 1998

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Using Environment Canada’s monthly summaries.

And selecting stations with ‘Normals’ (anomalies from 1981 – 2010) and 90% of the datapoints.

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Canada is Cooling Since 1998 at -0.279C/Decade

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If you take Environment Canada’s monthly summaries from 1998 to April 2015.

Use only the station with pre-calculated Normals  (anomalies from 1981-2010 avg).

Average them on a 1×1 grid and then graph the data:

Canada Monthly Summary Analysis - 1998 to 2015 - 'Normals' Anomaly - 1x1 Grid - All Provinces

October 5, 2014

Snowfall in Canada September 2014

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Map of snowfall in Canada for September 2014 from Environment Canada’s monthly summaries.

The size of the black dot in the top left corner represents 100cm of snow. MOUNTAIN VIEW VILLAGE got 80cm in September. Top 10 list is below.

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EC Canada Snowfall September 2014

Prov Stn_Name Snow(cm) Lat Long
AB MOUNTAIN VIEW VILLAGE 80 49.132 -113.594
NU ALERT UA 77.8 82.5 -62.333
AB KANANASKIS 60.6 51.028 -115.035
AB WILDCAT HILLS 34 51.269 -114.721
AB CALGARY INTL A 28.2 51.123 -114.013
AB OKOTOKS 19.6 50.729 -113.961
NU BAKER LAKE A 17.8 64.299 -96.078
BC FORT ST. JOHN A 15.6 56.238 -120.74
NU RANKIN INLET A 15.4 62.811 -92.115
AB BRULE BLACK CAT 15.2 53.35 -117.867

March 5, 2014

Remember How Climate Change Was Going To Kill Off Snow? North American Snow 3rd Highest. Ever.

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In only two years — 1969 and 1978 — was there more snow on the ground in North America in early March than there is now.

As of Tuesday, North America is covered by the third-highest amount of snow this late in the season since records began in 1966, according to NOAA’s U.S. National Ice Center.

Only 1969 and 1978 had more snow cover at this point in the year, according to Sean Helfrich of NOAA’s National Ice Center.

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http://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2014/03/05/north-america-snow-cover/6089667/

 

February 20, 2014

Snowfall in Canada January 1966 – Possibly the Snowiest Month Ever in Canada

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Yesterday I did a post looking at Snowfall in Canada for January 2014. After that I wondered what was the snowiest month in Canadian history?

I chose two semi-arbitrary criteria. Lots of weather stations so after 1940. And the largest average snowfall for all stations combined.

January 1966 was at the top of that list. Map of snowfall in Canada for January 1966 from Environment Canada’s monthly summaries.

The size of the black dot in the top left corner represents 100cm of snow. KITIMAT TOWNSITE got 436.9cm in January 1966. For the non-metric, that is 172 inches.

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 EC MonthlyNormalsSnowfall1966-01

25 Snowiest Location in Canada January 1966 (Not Snow on the ground – Snowfall falling in one month)

Prov Stn_Name Snowfall in cm
BC KITIMAT TOWNSITE 436.9
BC GLACIER NP ROGERS PASS 343.1
BC PINE PASS 327.3
BC MICA DAM 322.2
BC REVELSTOKE 300.4
BC ALLISON PASS 294.6
BC HOLLYBURN RIDGE 268.5
BC TAHTSA LAKE WEST 267
BC KITIMAT 261.5
BC BLUE RIVER NORTH 259.9
BC TUNNEL CAMP 232.1
BC GARIBALDI 224.6
BC FALLS RIVER 220.8
QUE MONT-JOLI A 212.8
BC MOUNT SEYMOUR 212.7
BC ALTA LAKE 2 212.3
BC KEMANO 210.2
QUE ST OCTAVE DE L’AVENIR 208.8
ALTA WATERTON PARK HQ 203.6
BC PEMBERTON MEADOWS 198.1
NFLD ST JOHN’S WEST CDA 193.6
BC QUESNEL MOOSE HEIGHTS 193.3
BC MALAKWA EAGLE R HATCHERY 193.2
QUE FORESTVILLE 192.8
QUE MURDOCHVILLE 191.1

February 19, 2014

Snowfall in Canada January 2014

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Map of snowfall in Canada for January 2014 from Environment Canada’s monthly summaries.

The size of the black dot in the top left corner represents 100cm of snow. Muskoka got 158cm in January. For the non-metric, that is 62 inches.

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EC MonthlyNormalsSnowfall2014-01

25 Snowiest Location in Canada January 2014

Prov Stn_Name Snow in cm
ONT MUSKOKA A 158
ONT BALACLAVA 147
ONT WIARTON A 139.9
ONT MARKDALE 138.6
BC MICA DAM 136.4
ONT RAVENSCLIFFE 135.6
ONT COLDWATER WARMINSTER 130.4
BC WHISTLER ROUNDHOUSE 130.1
BC BLUE RIVER A 129.4
NFLD STEPHENVILLE A 121.4
ONT JAMESTOWN 121.3
ONT THORNBURY 3 120
ONT SANDFIELD 118
ONT KINCARDINE 105.4
QUE SEPT-ILES UA 105.3
ONT PETROLIA ROKEBY 96.8
ONT WINDSOR A 93.6
BC VERNON SILVER STAR LODGE 93
NS GREENWOOD A 92.9
NS LYONS BROOK 88
QUE MONT STE-ANNE 87.5
NFLD PLUM POINT 87.1
BC GOLDSTREAM RIVER 86.5
ONT SHANTY BAY 86.1
NFLD BRANCH 84

February 7, 2014

The NY Times Thinks It Is The “End Of Snow” For the Olympics

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Some guy at the NY Times Thinks It Is The “End Of Snow” For the Olympics.

“In the last 47 years, a million square miles of spring snow cover has disappeared from the Northern Hemisphere

I suspect the “author” used 47 years because the Rutgers Snow Lab’s data for the Northern Hemisphere starts in 1967  (2014 – 47).

Now the Olympics usually runs in February, so lets look at snow cover data for February.

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2013 in February certainly had a little less snow than 1967 (47 years ago).

But 2013 had a lot more than 1968. About 3.5 million sq km more in fact according the Rutgers snow lab.

And 2010-2013 were probably the snowiest 4 years ever. The late 1970s would be the snowiest 3 years (but that was the coldest winter in US history)

1989 to 2002 looked bad for snow. But that was a long time ago. Warmists do tend to live in the past.

Looking at that graph I would have to conclude that there is no end of snow. Snow is doing just fine in the Northern Hemisphere.

However, the lack of snow does somewhat coincide with the AMO in February being very low. But it has nothing to do with CO2.

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April 5, 2013

Snowfall Records Canada March 2013

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The data is from the monthly summaries put out by Environment Canada.

Snowfall is in cm. About 2.5cm to the inch for the non-metric.

Many of these stations are new and only 2 or 4 years of data. But Edmonton Woodbend has 40 years of data and broke the old record by 19.5cm.

New Snowfall Records for March 2013  = Monthly Snowfall Total

Stn_Name Prov New Record (cm) Previous Record (cm) Difference Previous Record Year Years of Data
REGINA SIAST SNOW SASK 99.5 25 74.5 2005 8
PUKASKWA (AUT) ONT 47 7.5 39.5 1999 4
MOOSE JAW SNOW SASK 50.2 19.5 30.7 2005 9
BARRIE LANDFILL ONT 32.5 3.5 29 2012 2
OTTAWA INTL ONT 31.6 4.2 27.4 2012 2
UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA ME ALTA 58 32.4 25.6 2006 26
EDMONTON WOODBEND ALTA 71.1 51.6 19.5 2005 40
GAGETOWN A NB 41.9 22.7 19.2 2012 3
TYNE VALLEY 2 PEI 41 23.1 17.9 2012 2
ELMWOOD SNOW PEI 54.4 38.2 16.2 2012 2
WILLIAMS LAKE BC 34 18.4 15.6 1943 13
EDMONTON STONY PLAIN ALTA 68.4 53 15.4 1982 47
SCHANZENFELD MAN 51.4 36.4 15 1996 23
CORONACH SASK 88.4 74 14.4 1975 42
VIRDEN WATER MAN 28 15.3 12.7 2011 5
HOLLAND MAN 47 36.2 10.8 1995 29
LONG CREEK SNOW PEI 41.5 31.2 10.3 2012 2
OXBOW SASK 52.5 43.2 9.3 1964 63
ESTEVAN A SASK 57 47.9 9.1 1955 68
JAMESTOWN ONT 51.6 43 8.6 2008 7
ALBERTON SNOW PEI 38.6 30.4 8.2 2012 2
LETHBRIDGE CDA 2 ALTA 21 15 6 2009 7
HEDLEY N BC 12.2 6.6 5.6 2011 6
BELMONT MAN 57.3 52 5.3 2005 44
MIDALE SASK 60.7 55.7 5 1936 88
ROSSBURN 4 NORTH MAN 49 44 5 2008 27
PRINCE GEORGE STP BC 42.4 38 4.4 2002 38
PORTAGE ROMANCE MAN 27.9 24.3 3.6 2009 6
ROCK POINT SASK 36.8 33.6 3.2 1982 40
BALACLAVA ONT 53.7 50.8 2.9 2008 7
EUREKA NU 12 10.2 1.8 1980 65
BONNER LAKE ONT 84.8 83.4 1.4 1997 21
MORELL SNOW PEI 43.4 42.2 1.2 2012 2
CARMAN MAN 59 58 1 1979 48

April 4, 2013

Canada March 2013 – Snowfall Maps

Filed under: Canada,Environment Canada Data,Snowfall — sunshinehours1 @ 3:40 PM

The data is from the monthly summaries put out by Environment Canada.

Snowfall is in cm. About 2.5cm to the inch for the non-metric.

The first map is snowfall anomalies in % of normal from the 1971 – 2000 average calculated by EC. (Not all stations have anomalies)

In the top left corner is a black “snowflake” sized at 100% of normal. Blue is below 100%, red is above 100%

Coronach Sask and Prince George BC had snowfall over 400% of normal (top 25 total snowfall at bottom).

The 2nd map is snowfall in cm.

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EC Normals Snow Anomalies 2013-03

EC Normals Snow cm2013-03

Top 25 snowfall amounts March 2013.

Province Station Year Month Snowfall(cm) Snowfall % of Normal Lat Long
SASK CORONACH 2013 3 88.4 406 49.117 -105.517
NS SYDNEY A 2013 3 72.8 142 46.167 -60.048
NB AROOSTOOK 2013 3 71.3 136 46.712 -67.716
ALTA EDMONTON STONY PLAIN 2013 3 68.4 367 53.548 -114.108
NFLD PLUM POINT 2013 3 61.5 87 51.067 -56.883
PEI ALLISTON 2013 3 57.9 155 46.067 -62.6
SASK ESTEVAN A 2013 3 57 312 49.217 -102.967
BC WHISTLER 2013 3 56.2 124 50.129 -122.955
BC CHETWYND A 2013 3 53.2 209 55.687 -121.627
NB WOODSTOCK 2013 3 52.4 98 46.17 -67.554
BC HOPE SLIDE 2013 3 50 133 49.275 -121.236
ONT MUSKOKA A 2013 3 47.4 122 44.967 -79.3
MAN BALDUR 2013 3 46.4 223 49.276 -99.292
NFLD LETHBRIDGE 2013 3 46 115 48.35 -53.902
ONT WIARTON A 2013 3 44.8 97 44.746 -81.107
ONT WROXETER 2013 3 42.6 181 43.863 -81.152
BC PRINCE GEORGE STP 2013 3 42.4 430 53.88 -122.768
BC SPARWOOD 2013 3 42.1 148 49.745 -114.883
ONT GERALDTON A 2013 3 41.4 150 49.783 -86.931
ALTA CRAIGMYLE 2013 3 40.5 215 51.767 -112.283
SASK ROCK POINT 2013 3 36.8 235 51.154 -107.263
QUE ROBERVAL A 2013 3 36 75 48.517 -72.267
MAN GILBERT PLAINS 2013 3 35.5 151 51.1 -100.467
BC SPOKIN LAKE 4E 2013 3 35.2 178 52.184 -121.686
BC GOLDSTREAM RIVER 2013 3 35 104 51.63 -118.425

March 19, 2013

Snowfall Records Canada February 2013

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The data is from the monthly summaries put out by Environment Canada.

Snowfall is in cm. About 2.5cm to the inch for the non-metric.

Many of these stations are new and only 2 or 4 years of data. Foldens Ont does have 49 years of data and broke the old record by 19.2cm.

New Snowfall Records for February 2013  = Most Average Snow in February

Stn_Name Prov New Record (cm) Previous Record (cm) Difference Previous Record Year Years of Data
BARRIE LANDFILL ONT 109.3 37 72.3 2012 2
SUMMERSIDE SNOW 2 PEI 73.2 28 45.2 2012 2
PUKASKWA (AUT) ONT 37 10.7 26.3 1997 4
OTTAWA INTL ONT 32.4 10.2 22.2 2012 2
JAMESTOWN ONT 135.5 113.9 21.6 2007 7
MORELL SNOW PEI 100.8 79.6 21.2 2012 2
FOLDENS ONT 78.2 59 19.2 1985 49
OAKVILLE TWN ONT 51.8 34.1 17.7 2011 6
KINGSBORO SNOW PEI 68.6 53.6 15 2012 2
GASPE A QUE 140.2 125.9 14.3 2008 42
ST CATHARINES BROCK U ONT 79 65.3 13.7 2011 10
OAK POINT, NB NB 60.5 50 10.5 2012 2
REGINA RCMP SNOW SASK 22 13.5 8.5 2009 8
SONYA SUNDANCE MEADOWS ONT 78 69.6 8.4 2008 11
THUNDER BAY BURWOOD ONT 23 15 8 2011 8
TAPLEY ONT 95.9 88 7.9 2008 8
WROXETER ONT 106.9 99.4 7.5 1968 39
FERGUS MOE ONT 77 72.4 4.6 1972 45
ELMWOOD SNOW PEI 106.2 101.8 4.4 2012 2
ESK SASK 25.4 21.2 4.2 2009 28
REGINA CO-OP UPGRADER SN SASK 14.5 11.6 2.9 2012 8
BEACON HILL SASK 34 32 2 2008 28
BLACKSTOCK ONT 69.3 67.7 1.6 2008 12

 

Top 10 Snowfall (all time) in February in Canada

Prov Stn Name Year Month Snowfall (cm)
BC MT WASHINGTON RESORT 1999 2 689.5
BC MT WASHINGTON UPPER 1999 2 648
BC KEMANO KILDALA PASS 1954 2 514.5
BC CYPRESS BOWL UPPER 1999 2 506.5
BC TAHTSA LAKE WEST 1999 2 487.5
BC GALORE CREEK 1967 2 481.3
BC GLACIER 1954 2 463.9
BC REVELSTOKE MT COPELAND 1972 2 453.9
BC MT WASHINGTON UPPER 1998 2 448
BC WHISTLER ROUNDHOUSE 1999 2 443
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