Manyberries

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Manyberries
Hamlet
Former railroad station
Former railroad station
Manyberries is located in Alberta
Manyberries
Manyberries
Coordinates: 49°24′06″N 110°41′38″W / 49.40167°N 110.69389°W / 49.40167; -110.69389
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Southern Alberta
Census division 2
Municipal district County of Forty Mile No. 8
Elevation 930 m (3,050 ft)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Postal code span T0K 1L0
Area code(s) +1-403
Highways Highway 61
Waterways Pakowki Lake, Manyberries Creek

Manyberries is a hamlet in Alberta, Canada within the County of Forty Mile No. 8.[1] It is located approximately 85 km (53 mi) south of Medicine Hat, at the eastern end of Highway 61 (the Red Coat Trail).

Services[edit]

Manyberries has a community hall, a curling rink, a park with playground equipment, and a hotel with lounge. Manyberries still has its original Canadian Pacific railway station and a section house, which are both private residences, and are located beside the former Stirling-Weyburn branch line. CPR abandoned the branch line from just east of Stirling to Consul, Saskatchewan in the late 1980s. The tracks were pulled shortly after in early 1990s from Manyberries to Consul. The hamlet also has two oilfield services company that service the nearby Manyberries oilfield.[citation needed]

Climate[edit]

Manyberries experiences a semi-arid climate (Köppen climate classification BSk). Winters are long, cold and dry, while summers are relatively short but very warm. Precipitation is low, with an annual average of 353 mm, and is concentrated in the warmer months. Manyberries is considered the sunniest spot in Canada with the highest average annual hours of sunlight at 2,567.[2]

Climate data for Manyberries (Onefour Research Farm), 1971–2000 normals, extremes 1928–present
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 18.5
(65.3)
21.0
(69.8)
24.7
(76.5)
32.2
(90)
34.4
(93.9)
40.6
(105.1)
40.9
(105.6)
40.6
(105.1)
36.1
(97)
32.8
(91)
22.6
(72.7)
17.2
(63)
40.9
(105.6)
Average high °C (°F) −4.7
(23.5)
−2.3
(27.9)
4.1
(39.4)
12.3
(54.1)
18.3
(64.9)
23.3
(73.9)
26.9
(80.4)
26.1
(79)
19.5
(67.1)
13.3
(55.9)
2.8
(37)
−2.9
(26.8)
11.4
(52.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) −10.5
(13.1)
−8.1
(17.4)
−1.8
(28.8)
5.7
(42.3)
11.5
(52.7)
16.2
(61.2)
19.2
(66.6)
18.5
(65.3)
12.0
(53.6)
6.0
(42.8)
−3.2
(26.2)
−8.7
(16.3)
4.7
(40.5)
Average low °C (°F) −16.2
(2.8)
−13.9
(7)
−7.7
(18.1)
−1.0
(30.2)
4.7
(40.5)
9.0
(48.2)
11.5
(52.7)
10.8
(51.4)
4.6
(40.3)
−1.3
(29.7)
−9.2
(15.4)
−14.5
(5.9)
−1.9
(28.6)
Record low °C (°F) −42.8
(−45)
−42.8
(−45)
−35.6
(−32.1)
−26.1
(−15)
−13.3
(8.1)
−1.7
(28.9)
1.1
(34)
−1.0
(30.2)
−12.2
(10)
−24.0
(−11.2)
−35.0
(−31)
−41.1
(−42)
−42.8
(−45)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 22.6
(0.89)
19.0
(0.748)
22.5
(0.886)
28.7
(1.13)
52.8
(2.079)
48.3
(1.902)
34.2
(1.346)
38.6
(1.52)
34.3
(1.35)
14.7
(0.579)
17.1
(0.673)
20.3
(0.799)
353.0
(13.898)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 0.1
(0.004)
0.1
(0.004)
2.4
(0.094)
16.4
(0.646)
49.4
(1.945)
48.3
(1.902)
34.2
(1.346)
38.6
(1.52)
33.0
(1.299)
7.7
(0.303)
1.4
(0.055)
0.5
(0.02)
232.1
(9.138)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 22.5
(8.86)
18.9
(7.44)
20.1
(7.91)
12.2
(4.8)
3.4
(1.34)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1.3
(0.51)
7.0
(2.76)
15.7
(6.18)
19.7
(7.76)
120.9
(47.6)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm) 8.9 7.0 7.2 8.4 11.6 10.7 9.6 9.1 7.8 4.9 7.0 8.7 100.8
Average rainy days (≥ 0.2 mm) 0.05 0.10 1.1 5.5 11.2 10.7 9.6 9.1 7.4 3.2 0.95 0.30 59.0
Average snowy days (≥ 0.2 cm) 8.9 6.9 6.2 3.1 0.45 0 0 0 0.35 1.8 6.1 8.4 42.1
Mean monthly sunshine hours 102.8 130.1 172.2 235.2 289.2 319.9 361.2 318.2 231.8 193.6 122.3 90.3 2,566.8
Percent possible sunshine 38.0 45.5 46.8 57.3 61.0 66.1 73.9 71.3 61.1 57.7 44.4 35.1 54.9
Source: Environment Canada[3][4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (April 1, 2010). "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on February 29, 2012. Retrieved June 24, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Sunniest Cities in Canada". Retrieved December 21, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Manyberries CDA, Alberta". Canadian Climate Normals 1971–2000 (in English and French). Environment Canada. Retrieved November 23, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Onefour, Alberta". Canadian Climate Data (in English and French). Environment Canada. Retrieved November 23, 2016. 

Coordinates: 49°24′06″N 110°41′38″W / 49.40167°N 110.69389°W / 49.40167; -110.69389