U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Weather
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
View Poll Results: How do you rate the climate of Medicine Hat?
A 1 4.17%
B 13 54.17%
C 6 25.00%
D 2 8.33%
F 2 8.33%
Voters: 24. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 02-02-2012, 01:56 AM
 
56 posts, read 96,004 times
Reputation: 45

Advertisements

Recently I ran some unofficial 1981-2010 climate statistics for Canadian cities. I previewed the ones for Medicine Hat in Wikipedia, as the format is a bit more pleasing to the eye than a spreadsheet. The sunshine hours are, however, from 1971-2010.

Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-02-2012, 02:05 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
401 posts, read 649,986 times
Reputation: 342
B-.Too sunny in summer, but average temperatures still tolerable. Record highs over 40C are a no-no for Canada for me. Winters aren't bad, the chinook helps and you get the odd astoundingly cold day once in a while to make it interesting. Not enough snow though.
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-02-2012, 09:33 AM
 
Location: USA East Coast
4,445 posts, read 9,114,302 times
Reputation: 2118
Not bad for the location. Dec, Jan, Feb are pretty bad - but otherwise not too bad the rest of the year. I would have to give it at least a C+
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-02-2012, 09:58 AM
 
Location: New York City
2,789 posts, read 5,638,377 times
Reputation: 1839
Not bad for Canada. Winters are longer and colder than I'd like but the summers are very nice. C/C+
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-02-2012, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Toronto
3,338 posts, read 6,159,236 times
Reputation: 2392
I still haven't seen the official 1981-2010 normals for Canadian climates yet but at first glance the highs definitely seem a bit hotter than the old ones.
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-02-2012, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio
1,709 posts, read 2,795,966 times
Reputation: 1204
B+, winters don't look very snowy. That's really my main complaint; the temperatures are great.
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-02-2012, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Valdez, Alaska
2,759 posts, read 4,583,692 times
Reputation: 2798
B-. Too dry all around, the winters are too short, and the summer highs are too high. But it's a well-rounded climate with four distinct seasons, and the transitional seasons look especially nice.
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-02-2012, 11:00 AM
 
Location: In transition
10,566 posts, read 13,214,600 times
Reputation: 4973
F too cold in winter even with the chinooks.
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-02-2012, 05:08 PM
 
253 posts, read 643,737 times
Reputation: 283
I've actually been to Medicine Hat, for few days...and I wasn't bored

I'm guessing most of the posters here "judging" it haven't.

Well, I like Medicine Hat ...I voted B

IMO only negatives, it can get abit windy and yes it can get hot

Infact the day I arrived (in July 2002) it was super hot, about 38c (100f)
But it was a "dry" heat and not nearly as opressive as I have experienced in other places, like Dallas,TX (man that was hot AND humid)

Big plus, it cools down nicely at night.

Believe it or not, some Canadians move to Medicine Hat to retire.
I would even consider it too but I like the Okanagan abit better.

First thing I noticed was the sunshine, yes wall to wall sunshine in summer, not a cloud in sky the entire time I was there.
And also that you can see forever...it's wide open "big sky" country.
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-04-2012, 02:11 AM
 
56 posts, read 96,004 times
Reputation: 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by dxnerd86 View Post
B-.Too sunny in summer, but average temperatures still tolerable. Record highs over 40C are a no-no for Canada for me. Winters aren't bad, the chinook helps and you get the odd astoundingly cold day once in a while to make it interesting. Not enough snow though.
Highs over 40C are far from common, though.

Quote:
Originally Posted by philobeddoe View Post
I've actually been to Medicine Hat, for few days...and I wasn't bored

I'm guessing most of the posters here "judging" it haven't.

Well, I like Medicine Hat ...I voted B

IMO only negatives, it can get abit windy and yes it can get hot

Infact the day I arrived (in July 2002) it was super hot, about 38c (100f)
But it was a "dry" heat and not nearly as opressive as I have experienced in other places, like Dallas,TX (man that was hot AND humid)

Big plus, it cools down nicely at night.

Believe it or not, some Canadians move to Medicine Hat to retire.
I would even consider it too but I like the Okanagan abit better.

First thing I noticed was the sunshine, yes wall to wall sunshine in summer, not a cloud in sky the entire time I was there.
And also that you can see forever...it's wide open "big sky" country.
Alberta has very changeable weather. You can have 38C and a few days later it'll be 17C. Or in the winter, you can have -20's for a week, and then a week or two of chinooks where all the snow melts away. The records do give a hint at that.
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


 
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:
Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Weather
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top