Pleasant Camp, British Columbia

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Pleasant Camp is a hamlet in the remote Atlin District of far northwestern British Columbia, Canada.

Its population was 12 in the 2001 census. All the people there claimed to be Caucasian. It has one of the highest snowfall totals in Canada.[1] In 2011, the population was counted as 10 people.

The Port of Pleasant Camp is on the Haines Highway and is a border crossing to the US.

Climate[edit]

Pleasant Camp has a subarctic climate, though it is extremely atypical of the type in its pronounced summer precipitation minimum, very heavy autumn rainfall, and extreme winter snowfall. The climate is basically, in fact, a cooler and snowier version of the climate found in the mildly shielded southeast Alaskan towns of Juneau and Haines, though the colder winters mean snowfall is among the heaviest on North America at around 7.4 metres (290 in).

Extreme minima are much milder than in interior British Columbia: temperatures have never reached −35 °C (−31 °F) whereas Prince George and Fort St. John though further south have reached −50 °C (−58 °F) during extreme cold periods.

Climate data for Pleasant Camp
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 7.5
(45.5)
11.5
(52.7)
13.5
(56.3)
20.0
(68)
25.0
(77)
30.5
(86.9)
32.8
(91)
34.0
(93.2)
24.5
(76.1)
18.0
(64.4)
10.0
(50)
6.5
(43.7)
34.0
(93.2)
Average high °C (°F) −5.0
(23)
−1.9
(28.6)
1.8
(35.2)
7.4
(45.3)
13.6
(56.5)
18.3
(64.9)
19.9
(67.8)
18.3
(64.9)
12.6
(54.7)
5.6
(42.1)
−1.9
(28.6)
−3.7
(25.3)
7.1
(44.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) −7.9
(17.8)
−5.4
(22.3)
−2.3
(27.9)
2.7
(36.9)
7.8
(46)
12.3
(54.1)
14.5
(58.1)
13.3
(55.9)
8.7
(47.7)
2.8
(37)
−4.6
(23.7)
−6.4
(20.5)
3.0
(37.4)
Average low °C (°F) −10.8
(12.6)
−8.9
(16)
−6.3
(20.7)
−2.0
(28.4)
2.0
(35.6)
6.2
(43.2)
9.1
(48.4)
8.3
(46.9)
4.7
(40.5)
0.1
(32.2)
−7.3
(18.9)
−9.0
(15.8)
−1.2
(29.8)
Record low °C (°F) −32.0
(−25.6)
−31.1
(−24)
−27.0
(−16.6)
−17.5
(0.5)
−5.0
(23)
−2.0
(28.4)
0.5
(32.9)
0.5
(32.9)
−8.5
(16.7)
−19.0
(−2.2)
−31.0
(−23.8)
−32.2
(−26)
−32.2
(−26)
Precipitation mm (inches) 200.4
(7.89)
139.1
(5.476)
106.2
(4.181)
69.7
(2.744)
51.9
(2.043)
37.4
(1.472)
35.8
(1.409)
72.4
(2.85)
148.8
(5.858)
188.1
(7.406)
160.0
(6.299)
217.3
(8.555)
1,426.9
(56.177)
Rainfall mm (inches) 35.0
(1.378)
27.8
(1.094)
23.6
(0.929)
48.9
(1.925)
49.4
(1.945)
37.4
(1.472)
35.8
(1.409)
72.4
(2.85)
148.0
(5.827)
153.0
(6.024)
32.0
(1.26)
39.8
(1.567)
703.1
(27.681)
Snowfall cm (inches) 165.4
(65.12)
111.4
(43.86)
82.6
(32.52)
20.8
(8.19)
2.6
(1.02)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.8
(0.31)
35.0
(13.78)
128.0
(50.39)
177.4
(69.84)
723.8
(284.96)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm) 17.3 13.5 11.7 11.9 12.3 11.3 11.9 16.0 19.4 20.7 15.3 18.5 179.9
Avg. rainy days (≥ 0.2 mm) 2.7 2.4 4.0 9.4 12.1 11.3 11.9 16.0 19.4 17.8 3.0 3.9 114.0
Avg. snowy days (≥ 0.2 cm) 16.0 12.2 9.4 4.2 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 5.0 13.1 16.7 77.5
Source: [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jim Garry's Guide to British Columbia" by Jim Garry
  2. ^ "Calculation Information for 1981 to 2010 Canadian Normals Data". Environment Canada. Retrieved July 9, 2013. 

Coordinates: 59°27′14″N 136°21′52″W / 59.45389°N 136.36444°W / 59.45389; -136.36444