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Old 02-15-2016, 05:03 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Toronto went down to -26.3C yesterday. My god that would shatter records here, and we are a cold part of the US. Yes, Canada is a total climate fail, besides the tiny region near Vancouver that has England type weather. Canada has not a single place warm in winter.


Are there young people in Canada that would like to up sticks and just move to a warmer climate without all the hassles of emigrating? I'm sure there are as it is a very common theme here to move to a climate you prefer. Canadians are stuck, for the most part, in very cold winter climates.


Here it is not unusual at all to meet people that have moved or are moving in the US to their fav climate. When I was in New Orleans April 2014 I met quite a few New Yorkers that chose New Orleans only for the climate. I guess that is just not a common thing in Canada given the total lack of choices. I do not envy Canada in that regard.


Canada has quite a few other things going for it, but climate is a total failure.


My region of the US is considered quite cold by the rest of the country. Here is what our coastal areas in the Mid-Atlantic look like in the dead of winter. I took these pics last weekend in Cape May NJ. What part of Ontario looks like this in winter? The coastal Mid-Atlantic looks nothing like eastern Canada in winter, despite some Canadian posters trying to equate our climate with Toronto.


I'm not sure what the heck would be green after -15F lol.

Depending on the year, that type of scene might linger fairly long into December in some parts of southern Ontario, but yeah, you would never have that last for an entire winter anywhere in Canada except for SW BC.
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Old 02-15-2016, 05:10 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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That is because the average person is not nearly as preoccupied with the weather as the average city-data forumer seems to be.

I have to say I don't really care much about the weather outside unless I have a specific outdoor activity planned. In those cases that might mean I want it to be hot and sunny (pool party) or cold (skating party) or snowy (skiing outing)…

Today is Monday. Kids going to school. Wife and I going to work. I don't really care if it's -10 or +5.
Well I think sometimes its just a matter of the average city data forumer may be more inclined to 'push' buttons as opposed to how they would be with people in real life.

I must admit, I forego the idea of a hot and sunny pool party in the winter lol but indeed there are fun activities one can do in the winter. Life really goes on and until you live in it you don't understand. My partner told me growing up in Venezuela that he thought everyone in Canada hibernated in the winter and didn't work or go to school because it was just too cold.. He laughed at me and said I wish that was true.

If it is -10 though AJ don't forget to bundle up the kids lol..
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Old 02-15-2016, 05:16 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Well I think sometimes its just a matter of the average city data forumer may be more inclined to 'push' buttons as opposed to how they would be with people in real life.

I must admit, I forego the idea of a hot and sunny pool party in the winter lol but indeed there are fun activities one can do in the winter. Life really goes on and until you live in it you don't understand. My partner told me growing up in Venezuela that he thought everyone in Canada hibernated in the winter and didn't work or go to school because it was just too cold.. He laughed at me and said I wish that was true.

If it is -10 though AJ don't forget to bundle up the kids lol..
It's actually around -20 this morning.
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Old 02-15-2016, 05:20 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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It's actually around -20 this morning.
Its -7 here now but going up to a balmy 0 by the afternoon.. Getting a bit of snow though - just a dusting.
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Old 02-15-2016, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Windsor Ontario/Colchester Ontario
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Jesus, all you do is harp about failed climates, whether it's Canada or the US southeast being a failed subtropical climate. What's your point coming into this forum and showing pictures of your region? Honestly, my city looked pretty similar to those pictures about two weeks ago, minus the blooms, so what! And New York City was colder than here in Windsor Sunday night, so what, get over it!



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Originally Posted by tom77falcons View Post
Toronto went down to -26.3C yesterday. My god that would shatter records here, and we are a cold part of the US. Yes, Canada is a total climate fail, besides the tiny region near Vancouver that has England type weather. Canada has not a single place warm in winter.


Are there young people in Canada that would like to up sticks and just move to a warmer climate without all the hassles of emigrating? I'm sure there are as it is a very common theme here to move to a climate you prefer. Canadians are stuck, for the most part, in very cold winter climates.


Here it is not unusual at all to meet people that have moved or are moving in the US to their fav climate. When I was in New Orleans April 2014 I met quite a few New Yorkers that chose New Orleans only for the climate. I guess that is just not a common thing in Canada given the total lack of choices. I do not envy Canada in that regard.


Canada has quite a few other things going for it, but climate is a total failure.


My region of the US is considered quite cold by the rest of the country. Here is what our coastal areas in the Mid-Atlantic look like in the dead of winter. I took these pics last weekend in Cape May NJ. What part of Ontario looks like this in winter? The coastal Mid-Atlantic looks nothing like eastern Canada in winter, despite some Canadian posters trying to equate our climate with Toronto.


I'm not sure what the heck would be green after -15F lol.

































































Camellias blooming in winter.








































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Old 02-15-2016, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Vernon, British Columbia
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Canada is an utter failure in climate cause Victoria, BC, went an entire winter without dropping below 34F (1.1C) during the winter of 1925/26.
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Old 02-15-2016, 11:04 AM
 
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I think global warming is a big super positive for Canada. Sure some people in Vancouver many not like it, but guess what, you just have to move up the coast in BC and you could have what Vancouver used to be.

The rest of the country would see it as nothing but positive I would suspect. Except for maybe some of the coastal towns due to flooding, but Canada has a large % of it's population over 100ft, so sea levels aren't that big of a deal.
People really don't understand the effects of global warming. This is the same ignorant opinion Putin had about Russia, until the earth started to collapse from permafrost melt, and tundra started to turn into a boggy mess, and the arctic ocean started to bubble like a cauldron, from all the methane gas being released.

You can't grow food in bogs, you know. When southern Canada becomes like California, too dry to farm, and the forests keep burning, as they've been doing now, for about a decade, there won't be any farmland, because all that's left in Canada will be soggy tundra.
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Old 02-15-2016, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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I was kind of pulling your leg about it you go where you enjoy going and Bauman's is a gem. Keep in mind however that some of the places you thought you wouldn't be interested in going mayopen up a new world for you - just a thought to ponder.

As for age etc that is why my partner and I are travelling while we are young or 'youngish' I should say. First because time is not guaranteed to anyone and second because we want to go when we have the energy and motivation to do what we are passionate about.


For cold lovers Canada is very good. As a country it is much more of a success politically, culturally, etc. The people of Canada are much more in line with my political views. If it had the climate of Australia I think you would see millions of Americans like me trying to move there.


Canada has a lot going for it as I said, but the climate just puts a lot of people off. Though the snowy mountains and PNW are gorgeous!
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Old 02-15-2016, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Still with latitude and how it's meaningless...


Seoul has the same latitude as Athens, Melbourne and San Francisco, yet its winters are only a degree or two milder than winters in southern Ontario.


New York is on the same latitude as Naples and Madrid.


Chicago is on the same latitude as Barcelona.


Vancouver is north of all of the major cities in Ontario and Quebec, all of which have colder and snowier winters than it does.
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Old 02-15-2016, 12:08 PM
 
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Still with latitude and how it's meaningless...


Seoul has the same latitude as Athens, Melbourne and San Francisco, yet its winters are only a degree or two milder than winters in southern Ontario.


New York is on the same latitude as Naples and Madrid.


Chicago is on the same latitude as Barcelona.


Vancouver is north of all of the major cities in Ontario and Quebec, all of which have colder and snowier winters than it does.
Not totally meaningless, but ocean current makes all the difference.

Reykjavik is slightly NORTH of Iqaluit. You'd expect both being near the Arctic circle would have really cold winters.

As far as temperatures...

Reykjavik's daily average high temperature in January is 1.9C with an average low of -3C. In July it's 13.3/8.3.

In Iqaluit? Average daily high temperature in January is -11, with an average low of -31. In July it's 12.3/4.1.

Reykjavik, despite being more than 20 degrees further north is actually warmer than Toronto on average in the winter. That moderating ocean current makes a huge difference.
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