Sluice Point, Nova Scotia

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Sluice Point, Nova Scotia is located in Nova Scotia
Sluice Point, Nova Scotia
Sluice Point in Nova Scotia

Sluice Point is a community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in the Argyle Municipality in Yarmouth County.

The school started with the primary department in 1870. There was opposition to both the school and the Indian Sluice Point Bridge (to Surette's Island). Education was not well-understood then, and one man, Jacques Babin, stubbornly affirmed that no bridge or school would be built while he was alive. In the primary department there were about twenty-five seats. It was big enough at that time, but the population increased, so they built the advanced department in 1902.[1]

Climate[edit]

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Average max. and min. temperatures in °C
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Source: The Weather Company[2]

Sluice Point lies on a climatic zone known as a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfb).[3] Winters are cool and snowy or rainy with a January average of −4.3 °C (24.3 °F), temperatures below −20 °C (−4.0 °F) are rare for the area, and the average high never drops to below freezing at any point in the year.[2] During this period of time, the weather can be unsettled and cloudy due to the Nor'easters coming up the coast from the southwest, however in the past few years there has been an absence of snowfall.[4] As a result, Sluice Point averages only 85–170 hours of sunshine from December to February or 36%–44% of possible sunshine.[2] The average annual snowfall is 207 centimetres (81 in), which can come from Nor'easters from the southwest with a maximum snow depth of 7 centimetres (3 in) in January, owing to its mild winters, among the mildest in Canada east of the Rockies.[4]

Sluice Point's summers are warm due to the woodlands which keeps summer temperatures warm, meaning temperatures above 25 °C (77.0 °F) are common.[4] The average temperature in the warmest month, August is 27.9 °C (82.2 °F). Spring and fall are transitional seasons in which falls are warmer than spring since the waters are at the warmest temperatures in fall and the coldest during early spring.[4] July and August the driest months on average and November the wettest month on average.

The highest temperature ever recorded in Sluice Point was 36.3 °C (97.3 °F) on 2 August 2016.[5]

Coordinates: 43°47′6.58″N 65°57′24.51″W / 43.7851611°N 65.9568083°W / 43.7851611; -65.9568083 (Sluice Point, Nova Scotia)

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Argus vol.26 no1[full citation needed]
  2. ^ a b c "Sluice Point PWS". The Weather Company. Retrieved 21 April 2016. 
  3. ^ Kottek, M.; J. Grieser; C. Beck; B. Rudolf; F. Rubel (2006). "World Map of the Köppen-Geiger climate classification updated" (PDF). Meteorol. Z. 15 (3): 259–263. doi:10.1127/0941-2948/2006/0130. Retrieved December 1, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Nova Scotia's Climate" (PDF). Natural History of Nova Scotia, Volume 1. Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History. Retrieved December 1, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Daily Data Report for August 2016". The Weather Company. 22 September 2016. Retrieved 26 September 2016.