Falcon Lake (Manitoba)

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Falcon Lake
Falcon Lake, Whiteshell Provincial Park (181113533).jpg
Location Whiteshell Provincial Park, Manitoba, Canada
Coordinates 49°42′11″N 95°14′54″W / 49.70306°N 95.24833°W / 49.70306; -95.24833Coordinates: 49°42′11″N 95°14′54″W / 49.70306°N 95.24833°W / 49.70306; -95.24833
Basin countries Canada

Falcon Lake is located in the Whiteshell Provincial Park in southeastern Manitoba, Canada. The lake is about 152 kilometres east of Winnipeg on the Trans-Canada Highway near the Ontario border.[1][2] The lake is named for Métis poet / songwriter Pierre Falcon (1793-1876).[3]

It is known in Ufology for the May 20, 1967 UFO sighting known as the Falcon Lake Incident.[4]

The 2010 album The Falcon Lake Incident was recorded at a cottage on Falcon Lake by Canadian singer-songwriter Jim Bryson.[5]

The lake may have inspired the name of TV series Falcon Beach although that fictional location is set on another Manitoba Lake.

Climate[edit]

Under the Köppen climatic classification Falcon Lake has a humid continental climate with warm and sometimes hot summers and extremely cold winters.

Climate data for Falcon Lake
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 8.3
(46.9)
11.5
(52.7)
19.4
(66.9)
32
(90)
34
(93)
38
(100)
36.7
(98.1)
36
(97)
35
(95)
28.5
(83.3)
23.9
(75)
9.5
(49.1)
38
(100)
Average high °C (°F) −11.8
(10.8)
−7.2
(19)
0.5
(32.9)
9.9
(49.8)
18.4
(65.1)
22.8
(73)
25.5
(77.9)
24
(75)
17.7
(63.9)
10.3
(50.5)
−0.9
(30.4)
−10.1
(13.8)
8.3
(46.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) −18.3
(−0.9)
−14.2
(6.4)
−6
(21)
3.1
(37.6)
11.1
(52)
15.9
(60.6)
18.7
(65.7)
17.2
(63)
11.2
(52.2)
5
(41)
−5.6
(21.9)
−15.6
(3.9)
1.9
(35.4)
Average low °C (°F) −24.7
(−12.5)
−21.1
(−6)
−12.5
(9.5)
−3.8
(25.2)
3.7
(38.7)
9
(48)
11.9
(53.4)
10.3
(50.5)
4.7
(40.5)
−0.5
(31.1)
−10.1
(13.8)
−21.2
(−6.2)
−4.5
(23.9)
Record low °C (°F) −45
(−49)
−45
(−49)
−41.1
(−42)
−30
(−22)
−12.5
(9.5)
−3
(27)
−1.7
(28.9)
−4
(25)
−7.8
(18)
−20.6
(−5.1)
−39
(−38)
−42
(−44)
−45
(−49)
Precipitation mm (inches) 26.6
(1.047)
16.3
(0.642)
21.8
(0.858)
25.2
(0.992)
57
(2.24)
91.6
(3.606)
89.6
(3.528)
68.8
(2.709)
55.6
(2.189)
46.6
(1.835)
34.9
(1.374)
27.3
(1.075)
561.3
(22.098)
Source: Environment Canada[6]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Natural Resources Canada-Canadian Geographical Names (Falcon Lake)". Retrieved 2014-12-06. 
  2. ^ "Atlas of Canada Toporama". Retrieved 2014-12-06. 
  3. ^ "Songs of Old Manitoba (02) (The Dickson Song) (p. 35)". by Margaret Arnett MacLeod. Retrieved 2014-02-14. 
  4. ^ "Canada's most famous UFO encounter". Retrieved 2014-10-05. 
  5. ^ "Jim Bryson Recruits the Weakerthans for The Falcon Lake Incident". Exclaim!, September 23, 2010.
  6. ^ Environment Canada - Canadian Climate Normals 1971-2000—Canadian Climate Normals 1971–2000, accessed 17 April 2011

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