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Old 09-03-2013, 03:33 PM
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Location: Ontario, Canada
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that's fantastic news.
I wish warming continues and Toronto will cease to see anything below -10C in the winter downtown, with half of last winter's snow fall.
NOW I see why you don't like Canada. Maybe you should just cross your fingers and hope that the Turks and Caicos Islands are given the right to join confederation.

Acajack said that the January maximum on Cape Sable Island is 1.4C, but according to the climate normals, the coldest month is February with an average high of 0.7C and a daily mean of -2.1C. The Southern Ontario town of Amherstburg has an average January (coldest month) high of 0.6C, and an average January low of -6.4C, meaning a daily mean of -2.9C, 0.8 lower than that of Cape Sable Island in february, however, the month of february in Amhersburg is warmer than the month of January on Cape Sable Island, as well as the month of March in Amherstburg being warmer than that on Cape Sable Island. It would appear that Cape Sable Island is only warmer in the months of January and December. I wonder if people might choose to "tough out" the 1.6 difference in December and the 0.8 difference in January in order to experience the slightly warmer February and significantly warmer March? Which would you call a "milder" winter?

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Old 09-03-2013, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Vernon, British Columbia
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Winter is defined by the three coldest months: December, January, and February. Nova Scotia is much warmer than southern Ontario in this regard. Using the 1981-2010 data, the warmest place in Nova Scotia is Charlesville (both Charlesville and Yarmouth are warmer than Cape Sable Island). Windsor Riverside is also slightly warmer than Amherstburg.

Here are comparison of the means.

Charlesville, NS:

DEC = 0.94C
JAN = -1.95C
FEB = -1.67C

Winter = -0.89C

Windsor Riverside, ONT:

DEC = 0.10C
JAN = -3.00C
FEB = -1.08C

Winter = -1.33C

Difference = 0.43C

0.43C is a huge difference. Think of it this way. The mean temperature in June for Kelowna, BC, is only 0.86C warmer than Fairbanks, Alaska, which sits just shy of the arctic circle.

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Old 09-03-2013, 06:17 PM
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Thank you for your contribution. Charlesville appears colder than Sable Island during winter, but warmer than Cape Sable Island. I suppose Charlesville is the inhabited place with the mildest winters.
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Old 09-04-2013, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Windsor Ontario/Colchester Ontario
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As said before though - Sable Island (a few hundred km east of Halifax) is uninhabited.

The highest January maximums east of BC are Cape Sable Island, which is the southernmost tip of Nova Scotia. It is inhabited - the main town is Clark's Harbour.

Average January max is 1.4C.

Pretty much everywhere else east of BC has an average January max below zero. Including SW Ontario around Windsor which is in the -1 to -2C range.
Actually our January maximum average is now -0.3c, according to the updated numbers for the period from 1981 to 2010.

Temperature in Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 09-04-2013, 06:25 AM
 
Location: Windsor Ontario/Colchester Ontario
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Winter is defined by the three coldest months: December, January, and February. Nova Scotia is much warmer than southern Ontario in this regard. Using the 1981-2010 data, the warmest place in Nova Scotia is Charlesville (both Charlesville and Yarmouth are warmer than Cape Sable Island). Windsor Riverside is also slightly warmer than Amherstburg.

Here are comparison of the means.

Charlesville, NS:

DEC = 0.94C
JAN = -1.95C
FEB = -1.67C

Winter = -0.89C

Windsor Riverside, ONT:

DEC = 0.10C
JAN = -3.00C
FEB = -1.08C

Winter = -1.33C

Difference = 0.43C

0.43C is a huge difference. Think of it this way. The mean temperature in June for Kelowna, BC, is only 0.86C warmer than Fairbanks, Alaska, which sits just shy of the arctic circle.
Lol, I hardly think that half a degree celcius would make someplace much warmer!
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:53 PM
 
Location: BC Canada
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I think Chatham Ont has both the mildest winters outside BC but also the least amount of snowfall. Chatham actually doesn't get much more snow than Vancouver does.
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:49 PM
 
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Interesting, I didn't know that Chatham had less snow than Windsor:

Annual snowfall in Chatham, ON = 79.2 cm
Annual snowfall in Windsor, ON = 126.6 cm

And how about elsewhere?
Toronto = 115.4
Sable Island, NS = 111.3
Toronto = 115.4
Saskatoon, SK = 97.2
Taktoyaktuk, NWT = 95.3
Medicine Hat, AB = 95.2

Oh, I found one spot with less snowfall (the driest place in Canada):
Eureka, Nunavut = 58.5 cm
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Old 09-06-2013, 07:14 PM
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You are correct about there less snowfall in Chatham, but according to Environment Canada, Charlesville has higher temperatures, on average, during the winter months.
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Old 09-06-2013, 07:47 PM
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Location: Ontario
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Interesting, I didn't know that Chatham had less snow than Windsor:

Annual snowfall in Chatham, ON = 79.2 cm
Annual snowfall in Windsor, ON = 126.6 cm

And how about elsewhere?
Toronto = 115.4
Sable Island, NS = 111.3
Toronto = 115.4
Saskatoon, SK = 97.2
Taktoyaktuk, NWT = 95.3
Medicine Hat, AB = 95.2

Oh, I found one spot with less snowfall (the driest place in Canada):
Eureka, Nunavut = 58.5 cm
I'd also like to put in a plug for Oakville,ON
Average annual snowfall (1971-2000 normals ) was 82.8 cm
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Old 09-06-2013, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Vernon, British Columbia
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I'd also like to put in a plug for Oakville,ON
Average annual snowfall (1971-2000 normals ) was 82.8 cm
It's okay, Lillooet, BC, only gets 32.4 cm, which is by far the lowest amount of anywhere in Canada outside of the BC Coast. Not that I'm bragging or anything.
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