Wasa, British Columbia

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Wasa
Wasa is located in British Columbia
Wasa
Wasa
Location of Wasa in British Columbia
Coordinates: 49°47′33″N 115°44′59″W / 49.79250°N 115.74972°W / 49.79250; -115.74972Coordinates: 49°47′33″N 115°44′59″W / 49.79250°N 115.74972°W / 49.79250; -115.74972
Country  Canada
Province  British Columbia
Area code(s) 250, 778

Wasa (Ktunaxa: ʔaqnis [1]) is an unincorporated settlement in the East Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada, located on the east bank of the Kootenay River to the north of Fort Steele. It was named for Vaasa, Finland, the hometown of one of the community's early pioneers, Nils Hansen.[2]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Wasa
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 12.5
(54.5)
13.5
(56.3)
22.0
(71.6)
27.0
(80.6)
32.0
(89.6)
34.0
(93.2)
37.0
(98.6)
37.0
(98.6)
33.5
(92.3)
24.5
(76.1)
16.5
(61.7)
11.0
(51.8)
37.0
(98.6)
Average high °C (°F) −2.3
(27.9)
1.9
(35.4)
7.9
(46.2)
13.6
(56.5)
18.4
(65.1)
22.1
(71.8)
26.5
(79.7)
25.8
(78.4)
19.6
(67.3)
11.4
(52.5)
2.4
(36.3)
−3.5
(25.7)
12.0
(53.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) −6.2
(20.8)
−3.2
(26.2)
2.1
(35.8)
6.8
(44.2)
11.3
(52.3)
15.0
(59)
18.4
(65.1)
17.7
(63.9)
12.3
(54.1)
5.7
(42.3)
−1.2
(29.8)
−6.8
(19.8)
6.0
(42.8)
Average low °C (°F) −10.1
(13.8)
−8.2
(17.2)
−3.8
(25.2)
0.0
(32)
4.1
(39.4)
7.7
(45.9)
10.2
(50.4)
9.5
(49.1)
5.0
(41)
0.0
(32)
−4.7
(23.5)
−10.1
(13.8)
0.0
(32)
Record low °C (°F) −31.5
(−24.7)
−33.0
(−27.4)
−26.5
(−15.7)
−11.5
(11.3)
−5.0
(23)
−1.5
(29.3)
3.0
(37.4)
−2.0
(28.4)
−7.0
(19.4)
−16.0
(3.2)
−31.5
(−24.7)
−35.5
(−31.9)
−35.5
(−31.9)
Precipitation mm (inches) 25.3
(0.996)
18.6
(0.732)
27.5
(1.083)
37.5
(1.476)
50.9
(2.004)
73.6
(2.898)
48.9
(1.925)
37.8
(1.488)
38.6
(1.52)
25.4
(1)
38.6
(1.52)
30.6
(1.205)
453.3
(17.846)
Rainfall mm (inches) 7.3
(0.287)
5.4
(0.213)
16.3
(0.642)
31.9
(1.256)
50.4
(1.984)
73.6
(2.898)
48.9
(1.925)
37.8
(1.488)
38.5
(1.516)
22.9
(0.902)
19.6
(0.772)
5.8
(0.228)
358.4
(14.11)
Snowfall cm (inches) 18.0
(7.09)
13.5
(5.31)
11.3
(4.45)
5.5
(2.17)
0.5
(0.2)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.1
(0.04)
2.5
(0.98)
19.0
(7.48)
24.8
(9.76)
95.2
(37.48)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm) 9.7 7.0 9.4 10.2 12.5 14.6 10.3 8.9 8.9 9.0 10.4 9.7 120.4
Avg. rainy days (≥ 0.2 mm) 2.8 2.6 6.6 9.4 12.6 14.6 10.3 8.9 8.9 8.7 6.3 2.0 93.6
Avg. snowy days (≥ 0.2 cm) 7.8 4.9 4.2 1.6 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.8 5.0 8.3 33.0
Source: [3]

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