Shamattawa, Manitoba

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Coordinates: 55°51′11″N 92°05′11″W / 55.85306°N 92.08639°W / 55.85306; -92.08639
Shamattawa
Settlement
Country Canada
Province Manitoba
Region Northern
Elevation 76 m (249 ft)
Coordinates 55°51′11″N 92°05′11″W / 55.85306°N 92.08639°W / 55.85306; -92.08639
Area 21.6 km2 (8 sq mi)
Population 920 (2006)
Density 43 / km2 (111 / sq mi)
Timezone Central Time (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) Central Time (UTC-5)
Postal code R0B 1K0
Area code 204
Location of Shamattawa in Manitoba
Statistics: Statscan 2006 Community Profile

Shamattawa is a community in Northern Manitoba, Canada and the location of the Shamattawa First Nation[1] (55°51′30″N 92°05′46″W / 55.85833°N 92.09611°W / 55.85833; -92.09611). It is located on the banks of the Gods River where the Echoing River joins as a right tributary.

Shamattawa is a remote, isolated community, only connected to the rest of the province by winter and ice roads. Winter roads also extend east of the community towards Fort Severn, Ontario, and Peawanuck, Ontario. It can also be reached via Shamattawa Airport.

A polar bear was sighted in Shamattawa in August 2010, 400 kilometres (249 mi) south of its typical range.[2]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Shamattawa
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −19.3
(−2.7)
−16.3
(2.7)
−8.7
(16.3)
2.6
(36.7)
9.0
(48.2)
17.3
(63.1)
21.7
(71.1)
19.6
(67.3)
13.0
(55.4)
4.2
(39.6)
−6.2
(20.8)
−16.6
(2.1)
1.69
(35.05)
Average low °C (°F) −26.6
(−15.9)
−25.9
(−14.6)
−19.7
(−3.5)
−8.7
(16.3)
−1.6
(29.1)
5.4
(41.7)
10.5
(50.9)
9.6
(49.3)
4.6
(40.3)
−1.9
(28.6)
−12.6
(9.3)
−23.8
(−10.8)
−7.56
(18.39)
Precipitation mm (inches) 20
(0.79)
16
(0.63)
22
(0.87)
28
(1.1)
38
(1.5)
58
(2.28)
79
(3.11)
74
(2.91)
63
(2.48)
47
(1.85)
39
(1.54)
26
(1.02)
510
(20.08)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 1mm) 3 2 4 2 5 5 8 7 5 5 5 3 54
Mean daily sunshine hours 3 4 6 7 7 8 9 7 4 2 2 2 5.1
Percent possible sunshine 38 46 48 50 44 46 51 50 32 22 23 30 40
Source #1: http://www.worldclimateguide.co.uk/climateguides/manitoba/shamattawa.php
Source #2: http://www.storm247.com/weather/10878870/climate (temperature & rainy days)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shamattawa". Keewatin Tribal Council. 2008. Retrieved 2011-03-01. 
  2. ^ "Manitoba polar bear wanders 400 km south". CBC News. 2010-08-20. Retrieved 2011-03-01. 

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