Weather extremes in Canada

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This table shows record weather extremes in Canada.

Record Extreme Location Date
Highest Temperature 45.0 °C (113.0 °F)[1] Midale and Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan July 5, 1937
Lowest Temperature -63.0 °C (-81.4 °F)[1][2] Snag, Yukon February 3, 1947
Greatest Rainfall (in 24 hours) 489.2 mm (19.26 in)[1] Ucluelet Brynnor Mines, British Columbia October 6, 1967
Greatest Snowfall in one season* 2,446.5 cm/964 in.[3] Mount Copeland, British Columbia 1971–1972
Highest Humidex reading 53.0 °C (127.4 °F)[4] Carman, Manitoba July 25, 2007
Lowest Wind chill reading −79 °C (−110 °F) [5][6] Kugaaruk, Nunavut January 13, 1975
Hottest Month (Ave. Max.) 35.8 °C (96.6 °F)[7] Nashlyn, Saskatchewan July 1936
Coldest Month (Ave. Min.) −50.1 °C (−58.2 °F)[8] Eureka, Nunavut February 1979
Greatest precipitation in one year 9,479 mm/373.19 in.[9] Henderson Lake, British Columbia 1997
Least precipitation in one year 19.9 mm/0.78 in.[10] Rea Point, Nunavut 1978
Heaviest hailstone 290 g/0.64 lb[9] Cedoux, Saskatchewan August 27, 1973
Strongest tornado F5[11] 420 – 510 km/h Elie, Manitoba June 22, 2007

*A snowfall season can start anywhere from September to December and usually lasts until March or April.

Provincial Extremes[edit]

Province Driest Place Average Annual Precipitation (mm)
British Columbia Ashcroft 208
Yukon Komakuk 161
Alberta Empress 291
Northwest Territories Mould Bay 111
Saskatchewan Alsask 299
Nunavut Eureka 76
Manitoba Churchill 432
Ontario Big Trout Lake 609
Quebec Inukjuak 460
New Brunswick Belledune 970
Nova Scotia Pugwash 1052
Prince Edward Island Long River 1046
Newfoundland & Labrador Wabush 852
Province Extreme Rainfall Location Maximum Daily Rainfall (mm) Date
British Columbia Ucluelet 489 1967-10
Yukon Quiet Lake 91 1972-7
Alberta Eckville 213 1970-6
Northwest Territories Fort Liard 100 1986-7
Saskatchewan Cypress Hill 193 1998-6
Nunavut Coral Harbour 128 1973-10
Manitoba Riding Mountain Park 217 1975-9
Ontario Harrow 264 1989-7
Quebec Barrage des Quinze 172 1932-8
New Brunswick Alma 179 1962-5
Nova Scotia Halifax 239 1942-9
Prince Edward Island Charlottetown 164 1942-9
Newfoundland & Labrador Red Harbour 199 2005-3

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Top Weather Events of the 20th Century". Environment Canada. May 2010. Retrieved January 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ "WMO Region IV (North America): Lowest Temperature". World Meteorological Organization. Retrieved 31 October 2016. 
  3. ^ Greatest Snowfalls in North America (Reference) - TeacherVision.com
  4. ^ "Canada's Top Ten Weather Stories for 2007". Environment and Climate Change Canada. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  5. ^ Canada’s Wind Chill Index
  6. ^ Hourly Data Report for January 13, 1975
  7. ^ Canada's National Climate Archive
  8. ^ "Cold Places in Canada". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b "Extremes of Weather: Weather Records". The Canadian Atlas. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Monthly Data Report for 1978". Environment Canada. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Taken by Storm - Elie Tornado". The Weather Network. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 

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