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View Poll Results: Where is the hottest place in Canada?
******** 5 12.50%
Lillooet 3 7.50%
Lytton 4 10.00%
Osoyoos 15 37.50%
Spences Bridge 4 10.00%
Winnipeg 9 22.50%
Voters: 40. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-18-2013, 05:25 PM
 
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Snowbound,
I've lived here for 10 years. As Morningrise points out, the last decade has featured rather cool summers (with the exceptions of 2006 and 2007), so my views may be a little biased. However, E.C's database doesn't put Moose Jaw anywhere near Windsor in terms of consistent heat. Windsor would never get a cool summer night, while we do every year in June and August, and some years in July as well.

I saw snow here in June 2011 (just a few flurries but nonetheless a shock).
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Old 08-18-2013, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
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Well our days certainly can measure up and I thank God our nights aren't consistent as one and all (pretty much) in Windsor have A/C but many here still don't. It was the years Morningrise was talking about that made many an old timer here finally break down and purchase one (I've had many that still don't have one even complain about this summer). My house also doesn't have A/C so I am very aware of how hot and humid our nights can be.

BTW it was only about 5 years ago Moose Jaw officially hit 48C temperature and dew point combined (but that was at our base up on the plains). In our valley temps + dew point were recorded at 50C to 52C (depending where one's house was). That was truly the summer from Hell (and even Saskatoon got really warm that summer as I remember one person from there posted she wasn't a Gilla Monster).
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Old 08-18-2013, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Saskatoon
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(and even Saskatoon got really warm that summer as I remember one person from there posted she wasn't a Gilla Monster).
Yeah, that was the last time Saskatoon had a temperature above the low 30s here. EC's records officially have it listed as 37 degrees, but on the day that it happened it was widely reported as 39 degrees and made the news due to the fact that it was only one degree below our previous all time record of 40. Interestingly enough, that was actually five years ago tomorrow - August 19th, 2008.
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Old 08-18-2013, 06:10 PM
 
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What!? Toronto and Montreal are NOTHING like Miami in summer!

Miami - July 90.9/77.3F
Montreal - July 79.9/64.2F
Toronto - July 79.9/64.4F

These are from Wiki but even so...
I think he meant to say some summer days feel like Miami,
summer heat wave days with high heat and humidity like Miami.
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Old 08-18-2013, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
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This summer btw is very abnormal for our Eastern big city folks......many there that take pride in their high heat/humidity (whilst clinging to their A/C units) are having a very depressing cool summer (they aren't posting at all since their temps took a dive). Their Great Lakes are also very cool for this time of year which is most likely putting the fear of Old Man Winter in them.

*evil grin here*
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Old 08-18-2013, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
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Yeah, that was the last time Saskatoon had a temperature above the low 30s here. EC's records officially have it listed as 37 degrees, but on the day that it happened it was widely reported as 39 degrees and made the news due to the fact that it was only one degree below our previous all time record of 40. Interestingly enough, that was actually five years ago tomorrow - August 19th, 2008.

Thank you for confirming that (as hard as I try to forget that summer I'm glad my memory re the year isn't wrong.

p.s. there is no need to have an anniversary repeat!!!
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:00 PM
 
Location: White House, TN
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Osoyoos, hottest summers.
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Edmonton, Canada
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Being the hottest place in Canada is about as big an achievement as being the best hockey player in Ecuador.

Oh and let's ban the humidex while we're at it.
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:43 AM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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Higher temps alone may not be enough, BC is not as sunny as other parts of Canada. I would prefer New Brunswick or Nova Scotia anytime, also a lot cheaper And there are fewer bugs and snakes, if any...
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Live in NY State, work in CT
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Southern Canada has hot summers... Toronto and Montreal have almost same summer heat as Miami.
No, I'd say closer to Boston or NY City, though still (on average) a little bit cooler. Although all 4 approach Miami-level humidities in the summer.

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NB: The ******* in the poll is supposed to be Ashcroft, unfortunately, the word seems to be auto-censored for some reason.
And similarly, I assume "Winnipeg" meant to be "Windsor" (though I imagine the very very cold winters there could be accompanied by relatively hot "inland" summers, kind of like Fairbanks, AK or Yakutsk in eastern Siberia or even the (adjacent to Winnipeg) "northern Midwest" like the Dakotas or Minnesota).
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