Weather Appreciation

Re: Weather Appreciation

Postby Drip_Torch » Jul 6th, 2018, 8:02 pm

Queen K wrote:Not Appreciating this COLD beginning to October July. :cuss:


Sure, but then there's the other extreme. Southern Cali breaking records like there's... (oh, I better not say it.)

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Frankly, I'll take unsettled over that kind of hot bubble any day.
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Re: Weather Appreciation

Postby Queen K » Jul 6th, 2018, 8:39 pm

Well, my tomatoes aren't going to develop in Oct. type temperatures and I hope to make roasted tomato jam this year.

I do like cooler weather over super hot, but NOT in July when I need garden development!
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Re: Weather Appreciation

Postby Glacier » Jul 13th, 2018, 1:48 pm

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Re: Weather Appreciation

Postby Glacier » Jul 18th, 2018, 10:54 am

A list of all monthly weather records set in BC this year (as in the highest or lowest values ever recorded in for the month at each station):

Current month:

Salmon Arm set new Maximum Wind Speed record at 41 km/h
Sparwood set new Maximum Wind Speed record at 42 km/h

JUNE:

Bella Coola set new Maximum Humidex record at 37
Chetwynd set new Maximum Humidex record at 36
Clinton set new Minimum Temperature record at -3.7 °C
Fort Nelson set new Maximum Temperature record at 34.6 °C
Fort Nelson set new Minimum Relative Humidity record at 0.12
Liard River set new Minimum Relative Humidity record at 0.09
Muncho Lake set new Minimum Relative Humidity record at 0.09

Nakusp set new Minimum Relative Humidity record at 0.13
Penticton set new Maximum Wind Gust record at 93 km/h
Puntzi Mountain set new Maximum Humidex record at 31
Puntzi Mountain set new Maximum Temperature record at 33.6 °C
Puntzi Mountain set new Minimum Windchill record at -5
Puntzi Mountain set new Maximum Wind Gust record at 59 km/h

Tatlayoko Lake set new Minimum High Temperature record at 10 °C
Tetsa River (Provincial Park) set new Maximum Temperature record at 34.3 °C
Tetsa River (Provincial Park) set new Minimum Relative Humidity record at 0.09
Tofino set new Maximum Low Temperature record at 15 °C
Ucluelet set new Maximum Low Temperature record at 15 °C

Victoria (University of) set new Minimum Temperature record at 5.1 °C
Hope Slide set new Minimum Relative Humidity record at 0.03

MAY:

Lillooet set new Maximum Low Temperature record at 20.1 °C
Lytton set new Maximum Low Temperature record at 18.6 °C
Port Alberni set new Maximum Wind Gust record at 59 km/h
Tatlayoko Lake set new Maximum Low Temperature record at 9.1 °C

Tetsa River (Provincial Park) set new Maximum Low Temperature record at 21.1 °C
Trail set new Maximum Low Temperature record at 16.3 °C

APRIL:

Castlegar set new Daily Snowfall record at 12.8 cm
Clinton set new Maximum Wind Gust record at 70 km/h
Hope set new Minimum Relative Humidity record at 0.13
Liard River set new Maximum Wind Speed record at 93 km/h

Lytton set new Daily Precipitation record at 39.5 mm
Malahat set new Daily Precipitation record at 125 mm
Muncho Lake set new Maximum Wind Speed record at 93 km/h
Tatlayoko Lake set new Maximum Temperature record at 26.2 °C
Tatlayoko Lake set new Minimum Temperature record at -17.2 °C

Trail set new Minimum Relative Humidity record at 0.09
Trail set new Daily Precipitation record at 90.1 mm
Victoria (University of) set new Minimum Temperature record at -0.6 °C

MARCH:

100 Mile House set new Daily Rainfall record at 44.2 mm
100 Mile House set new Snow on the Ground record at 75 cm
Cranbrook set new Maximum Wind Gust record at 85 km/h
Fort St. John set new Daily Precipitation record at 102.1 mm
Fort St. John set new Daily Snowfall record at 93.3 cm

Osoyoos set new Daily Precipitation record at 58.7 mm
Penticton set new Daily Precipitation record at 70.4 mm
Penticton set new Daily Rainfall record at 66.4 mm
Rock Creek set new Daily Precipitation record at 58.7 mm
Summerland set new Daily Precipitation record at 62.8 mm

Tofino set new Maximum Temperature record at 19 °C
Ucluelet set new Maximum Temperature record at 19 °C

FEBRUARY:

100 Mile House set new Daily Snowfall record at 94.4 cm
100 Mile House set new Snow on the Ground record at 101 cm
Blue River set new Daily Precipitation record at 135.6 mm
Blue River set new Daily Snowfall record at 162.8 cm
Burns Lake set new Daily Precipitation record at 53.6 mm

Chetwynd set new Snow on the Ground record at 80 cm
Creston set new Maximum Temperature record at 14.6 °C
Good Hope Lake set new Maximum Temperature record at 14.1 °C

Kamloops set new Daily Precipitation record at 51.9 mm
Kamloops set new Daily Snowfall record at 50 cm
Kelowna set new Maximum Wind Gust record at 85 km/h
Kootenay (National Park) set new Maximum Wind Speed record at 52 km/h

Nakusp set new Daily Precipitation record at 102 mm
Smithers set new Snow on the Ground record at 103 cm
Tetsa River (Provincial Park) set new Maximum Wind Speed record at 170 km/h
Williams Lake set new Daily Precipitation record at 83.6 mm
Williams Lake set new Daily Snowfall record at 84.6 cm
Yoho (National Park) set new Maximum Wind Speed record at 52 km/h
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Re: Weather Appreciation

Postby Glacier » Jul 20th, 2018, 7:00 pm

Interesting fact:

I just looked up the all time record low relative humidity in a few spots:

Ashcroft = 5% (2017)
Kamloops = 5% (2017)
Princeton = 6% (2017)
Trail = 6% (2007)
Puntzi Mountain = 7% (2006)
Osoyoos = 7% (1994)
Kelowna = 7% (1965)
Lillooet = 8% (2015, 2017, and 2018)
Merritt = 8% (2017)
Pemberton = 9% (2015 and 2018)
Penticton = 9% (1967 and 2015)
Lytton = 11% (1994, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2006, and 2009)
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Re: Weather Appreciation

Postby Glacier » Aug 29th, 2018, 9:56 am

Hottest places in Canada (current 30 year mean average annual temperature up to last month).

1) Gibsons = 12.008°C
2) Gulf Islands = 11.176°C
3) Victoria (Uvic) = 10.982°C
4) Agassiz = 10.978°C
5) Victoria (Harbour) = 10.96°C
6) White Rock = 10.908°C
7) Victoria (Gonzales Point) = 10.71°C
8) Abbotsford = 10.653°C
9) Osoyoos = 10.649°C
10) West Vancouver = 10.603°C
11) Vancouver = 10.523°C
12) Pitt Meadows = 10.518°C
13) Lytton = 10.495°C
14) Hope = 10.419°C
15) Lillooet = 10.4°C
16) Ashcroft = 10.248°C
17) Nanaimo = 10.179°C
18) Victoria = 10.17°C
19) Comox = 10.122°C
20) Duncan = 10.089°C
21) Windsor, ON = 9.997°C

Hottest summers in Canada (mean average temperature):

1) Ashcroft = 22.122°C
2) Windsor, ON = 21.947°C
3) Lillooet = 21.645°C
4) Osoyoos = 21.632°C
5) Leamington, ON = 21.375°C
6) Lytton = 20.967°C
7) Toronto = 20.62°C
8) Kamloops = 20.503°C
9) Chatham, ON = 20.425°C
10) Montreal, QC = 20.253°C
11) Summerland = 20.19°C
12) Sarnia, ON = 19.992°C
13) Penticton = 19.865°C
14) Trail = 19.858°C
15) Creston = 19.595°C
16) Vernon = 19.41°C
17) Castlegar = 19.34°C
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Re: Weather Appreciation

Postby Glacier » Sep 7th, 2018, 12:57 pm

Hottest Junes ever recorded in BC (each town only listed once):

1) 23.2°C at Lillooet in 1958 (1958 was both the hottest June on record as well as the hottest summer on record in most of the province)
2) 22.8°C at Osoyoos in 2015
3) 22.7°C at Ashcroft in 2015
4) 22.5°C at Lytton in 1969
5) 22.4°C at Spences Bridge in 1992
6) 22.2°C at Oliver in 1969

These are the mean average monthly temperatures.
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Re: Weather Appreciation

Postby alanjh595 » Sep 7th, 2018, 1:07 pm

To, Glacier.

I find all of your facts and figures very informative and educational.

PLEASE, keep them coming. :130:
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Re: Weather Appreciation

Postby Glacier » Sep 7th, 2018, 1:10 pm

Sure thing. Here are some new weather records set so far in 2018:

YXX (Abbotsford) = No new records
YVR (Vancouver) = No new records
YYJ (Victoria) = No new records
YCD (Nanaimo) = No new records
YXS (Prince George) = No new records

YKA (Kamloops)
Hottest August temperature ever recorded at 40.8 °C
Snowiest February on record at 50cm
Wettest February on record at 51.9 mm


YLW (Kelowna)
highest maximum February wind gust on record at 85 km/h
highest maximum January wind gust on record at 94 km/h


YWL (Williams Lake)
Hottest August temperature ever recorded at 33.8 °C
Snowiest February on record at 84.6cm
Wettest February on record at 83.6 mm


YXC (Cranbrook)
Highest maximum humidex ever for August at 39
Hottest August temperature ever recorded at 40.5 °C
highest maximum March wind gust on record at 85 km/h
highest maximum January wind gust on record at 82 km/h.

YXJ (Fort St. John):
Highest ever June dewpoint at 18.3 °C
Wettest March on record with 102.1 mm of precipitation.
Snowiest March on record with 93.3 cm of snow.


YYE (Fort Nelson):
Hottest June temperature ever recorded at 34.6 °C.
Lowest June relative humidity ever recorded at 12%.

YQZ (Quesnel):
No new records.

YYD (Smithers):
Most snow on the ground ever recorded in February at 103 cm.

YXT (Terrace):
No new records.

YPR (Prince Rupert):
No new records.

YDL (Dease Lake):
No new records.

ZST (Stewart):
No new records.

YZP (Sandspit):
No new records.

VBD (Bella Coola):
Lowest August relative humidity on record at 12%
Highest June humidex on record at 37

WPZ (Burns Lake):
Lowest August relative humidity on record at 13%
Wettest February on record with 53.6 mm of precipitation

WPU (Puntzi Mountain):
Highest June humidex on record at 31
Highest June maximum temperature on record at 33.6 °C
Lowest June minimum temperature on record at -3.8 °C
Lowest June windchill on record at -5
Highest June wind gust on record at 59 km/h

XTL (Tatlayoko Lake):
Lowest maximum June temperature on record at 10 °C
Highest minimum May temperature on record at 9.1 °C
Highest April maximum temperature on record at 26.2 °C
Lowest April minimum temperature on record at -17.2 °C

WKF (Lillooet):
Lowest maximum August temperature on record at 15.5 °C
Highest minimum May temperature on record at 20.1 °C

WLY (Lytton):
Lowest maximum August temperature on record at 16.3 °C
Highest minimum May temperature on record at 18.6 °C
Wettest April on record with 39.5 mm of precipitation.

YYF (Penticton):
Highest June wind gust on record at 93 km/h
Wettest March on record with 70.4 mm of precipitation
Rainiest March on record with 66.4 mm of rain

WYY (Osoyoos):
Lowest April dewpoint on record at -16.6 °C
Wettest March on record with 58.7 mm of precipitation
Wettest January on record with 65.6 mm of precipitation

WPR (Princeton):
No new records.

YCG (Castlegar):
Snowiest April on record with 12.8 cm of snow.

YQQ (Comox):
No new records.

YZT (Port Hardy):
No new records.
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Re: Weather Appreciation

Postby alanjh595 » Sep 7th, 2018, 2:58 pm

That is interesting. The most to me is:
YWL (Williams Lake)
Hottest August temperature ever recorded at 33.8 °C


Just because WL was/is one of the areas that I was looking at to move to. Temperature, length of veggie growing season and the biggest concern is the bugs. I have been really spoiled by the skeeter free Summers here. But that fact doesn't warrant the tax comparisons.
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Re: Weather Appreciation

Postby Glacier » Sep 7th, 2018, 3:21 pm

alanjh595 wrote:That is interesting. The most to me is:
YWL (Williams Lake)
Hottest August temperature ever recorded at 33.8 °C


Just because WL was/is one of the areas that I was looking at to move to. Temperature, length of veggie growing season and the biggest concern is the bugs. I have been really spoiled by the skeeter free Summers here. But that fact doesn't warrant the tax comparisons.


Note that the airport is 1000ft above the city. Check out the Wikipedia climate section for Williams Lake. It shows both the airport and the valley bottom station. Notice a few things:

  • The AVERAGE daily maximum in the valley is about 4 degrees hotter than at the airport in the summer months. The valley station closed in 2002, so it has missed the hottest 15 year period on record.
  • AUGUST is low hanging fruit for Williams Lake. That is to say, the all-time record for August was LOWER than the all time record for July, June, May, and even September! The new record is higher than the June record, but still lower than the July, May and September records!
  • The temperature can be as high as 41C in the valley (which is the same as the all time Kelowna record), but the airport has never been above the all time record of 35.8C (set in September 1988).

The mosquitoes are not bad in Williams Lake (the lake itself is the lowest elevation lake in the Cariboo). The low elevation of Williams Lake (under 600m) means that you get an extra month of summer compared to 1000 Mile House (for example).

My dad's tomatoes and fruits ripen at the same time as my stuff in the North Okanagan (I'm about a week to so behind Vernon), but out west of Williams Lake where my mom lives is a solid month behind Williams Lake.
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Re: Weather Appreciation

Postby Leifer » Sep 7th, 2018, 5:32 pm

Welp....the valley smells like a soggy campfire again.
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Re: Weather Appreciation

Postby Catsumi » Sep 7th, 2018, 5:39 pm

Just now the wind is picking up here in smoky Vernon. Just where is the smoke coming from?

Temperature dropping fast, from close and humid to cool. Need my jacket.
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Re: Weather Appreciation

Postby alanjh595 » Sep 7th, 2018, 6:27 pm

Glacier wrote:The mosquitoes are not bad in Williams Lake (the lake itself is the lowest elevation lake in the Cariboo). The low elevation of Williams Lake (under 600m) means that you get an extra month of summer compared to 1000 Mile House (for example).

My dad's tomatoes and fruits ripen at the same time as my stuff in the North Okanagan (I'm about a week to so behind Vernon), but out west of Williams Lake where my mom lives is a solid month behind Williams Lake.


So...are you saying that Williams Lake is better than 100 Mile House? 100 Mile was another one on my list. It's a little small, for me anyways. I will have to look more closely at WL.
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Re: Weather Appreciation

Postby Glacier » Sep 7th, 2018, 6:55 pm

Williams Lake is hotter and drier in the summer. Lots of nice mountain bike trails. You also get an up close view of the American White Pelicans that fish at Scout Island.

100 Mile has less less problems with down drunks staggering around. Some good cross country ski trails too.

I've lived in both.
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