Canadian Climate Normals 1981-2010 Station Data

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Normals Data

The minimum number of years used to calculate these Normals is indicated by a code for each element. A "+" beside an extreme date indicates that this date is the first occurrence of the extreme value. Values and dates in bold indicate all-time extremes for the location.

Data used in the calculation of these Normals may be subject to further quality assurance checks. This may result in minor changes to some values presented here.

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Normals Station Data
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Temperature
1981 to 2010 Canadian Climate Normals station data
Temperature
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Code
Daily Average (°C)-16.8-12.7-5.83.010.816.218.917.811.74.2-5.2-13.52.4C
Standard Deviation3.74.22.72.52.12.11.41.91.71.93.44.11.2C
Daily Maximum (°C)-11.6-7.3-0.18.816.921.724.323.116.58.2-1.6-9.17.5C
Daily Minimum (°C)-21.9-18.1-11.5-2.84.710.513.412.46.80.3-8.8-17.8-2.7C
Extreme Maximum (°C)6.710.416.728.333.837.535.635.434.424.920.68.0
Date (yyyy/dd)2003/ 072000/ 222000/ 071980/ 211986/ 301995/ 181975/ 302003/ 181976/ 072003/ 101975/ 051982/ 02
Extreme Minimum (°C)-43.3-40.8-34.6-23.0-10.9-1.52.0-0.4-4.4-12.4-33.0-38.3
Date (yyyy/dd)1970/ 171996/ 022003/ 021979/ 061989/ 051983/ 071983/ 051982/ 271976/ 251996/ 311985/ 301976/ 02
Precipitation
1981 to 2010 Canadian Climate Normals station data
Precipitation
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Code
Rainfall (mm)0.22.16.724.769.2115.2103.183.587.749.213.01.2555.8C
Snowfall (cm)30.119.925.113.93.40.00.00.01.114.635.331.1174.7C
Precipitation (mm)26.520.029.939.673.4115.2103.183.788.963.646.729.1719.7C
Average Snow Depth (cm)303427500000181910C
Median Snow Depth (cm)303427200000071910C
Snow Depth at Month-end (cm)3433150000001122410C
Extreme Daily Rainfall (mm)1.014.219.635.643.767.492.057.069.647.626.84.6
Date (yyyy/dd)1973/ 181998/ 261990/ 151985/ 211972/ 192000/ 102001/ 312000/ 061997/ 282004/ 232000/ 012003/ 27
Extreme Daily Snowfall (cm)27.918.924.218.617.00.60.00.08.823.630.015.6
Date (yyyy/dd)1975/ 101977/ 232004/ 131996/ 252004/ 111990/ 031970/ 011970/ 011984/ 241988/ 271988/ 161984/ 16
Extreme Daily Precipitation (mm)35.619.025.435.651.467.492.057.069.647.630.017.8
Date (yyyy/dd)1975/ 101977/ 231975/ 271985/ 212004/ 112000/ 102001/ 312000/ 061997/ 282004/ 231988/ 161984/ 16
Extreme Snow Depth (cm)56606457100001214980
Date (yyyy/dd)1989/ 261996/ 241980/ 141988/ 012004/ 121980/ 011979/ 011979/ 012003/ 302001/ 261991/ 041994/ 04
Days with Maximum Temperature
1981 to 2010 Canadian Climate Normals station data
Days with Maximum Temperature
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Code
<= 0 °C29.72314.930.1300002.218.427.7119.1C
> 0 °C1.35.316.12730.93031313028.811.63.3246.2C
> 10 °C00.092.112.526.329.6313126.3111.10171C
> 20 °C0001.810.218.726.623.37.70.730089C
> 30 °C00000.421.51.82.10.170006C
> 35 °C000000.080.050.0900000.22C
Days with Minimum Temperature
1981 to 2010 Canadian Climate Normals station data
Days with Minimum Temperature
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Code
> 0 °C00.171.88.425.329.9313127.215.220.09172.1C
<= 2 °C3128.330.725.39.50.630.050.135.421.228.931212.1C
<= 0 °C3128.129.221.55.80.1300.042.815.82830.9193.1C
< -2 °C30.92726.815.42.60000.489.52530.5168.1C
< -10 °C27.921.115.83.20.0400000.3211.522.9102.7C
< -20 °C17.9135.50.210000002.312.551.5C
< - 30 °C6.32.90.5800000000.132.812.6C
Days with Rainfall
1981 to 2010 Canadian Climate Normals station data
Days with Rainfall
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Code
>= 0.2 mm0.4612.65.611.914.414.112.114.710.72.60.9591.2C
>= 5 mm00.080.461.34.76.36.34.85.23.20.91033.2C
>= 10 mm00.040.130.792.13.33.42.72.91.30.48017.2C
>= 25 mm0000.210.5010.750.750.540.250.0404.1C
Days With Snowfall
1981 to 2010 Canadian Climate Normals station data
Days With Snowfall
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Code
>= 0.2 cm12.9109.54.41.30.04000.505.411.413.969.4C
>= 5 cm1.40.921.50.960.210000.080.9621.69.6C
>= 10 cm0.330.210.420.330.0400000.210.780.272.6C
>= 25 cm00000000000.0900.09C
Days with Precipitation
1981 to 2010 Canadian Climate Normals station data
Days with Precipitation
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Code
>= 0.2 mm1310.310.98.612.414.514.112.114.814.512.814.3152.2C
>= 5 mm1.20.831.82.34.86.36.34.85.34.12.71.341.6C
>= 10 mm0.290.170.631.42.13.33.42.731.61.20.2320.2C
>= 25 mm0000.210.5410.750.750.540.250.2204.3C
Days with Snow Depth
1981 to 2010 Canadian Climate Normals station data
Days with Snow Depth
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Code
>= 1 cm3128.329100.580000.043.521.130.7154.1C
>= 5 cm3128.326.36.50.1700001.314.628.2136.3C
>= 10 cm30.827.923.94.50.0400000.758.824.5121.1C
>= 20 cm26.726.320.23000000.043.612.191.8C
Wind
1981 to 2010 Canadian Climate Normals station data
Wind
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Code
Speed (km/h)11.512.513.013.313.212.511.311.112.713.412.811.612.4D
Most Frequent DirectionSSSNESSSSSSSSSD
Maximum Hourly Speed (km/h)464856525270525048565756
Date (yyyy/dd)1986/ 121971/ 271984/ 101992/ 201992/ 062002/ 112000/ 251984/ 211991/ 221972/ 161991/ 021999/ 25
Direction of Maximum Hourly SpeedWNWNWESWNESWSWNWNWNNW
Maximum Gust Speed (km/h)7074708980107957883827698
Date (yyyy/dd)1986/ 111988/ 221990/ 021985/ 211989/ 251990/ 251991/ 181994/ 131991/ 021991/ 171989/ 111999/ 25
Direction of Maximum GustWWWWSNWWWWWW
Days with Winds >= 52 km/h0.10.20.20.40.60.60.60.30.30.50.40.34.5D
Days with Winds >= 63 km/h0.10.10.10.10.10.30.10.10.00.20.00.11.2D
Degree Days
1981 to 2010 Canadian Climate Normals station data
Degree Days
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Code
Above 24 °C00000.22.22.42.30.10007.2C
Above 18 °C0000.46.730.756.346.670.100147.7C
Above 15 °C0001.82173.2128.7104.921.40.700351.6C
Above 10 °C00010.779.3188.9276.9243.3859.80.10893.8C
Above 5 °C002.742.2190.7334.5431.8397.420348.6301653.8C
Above 0 °C0.1322.6124.4336.2484.4586.8552.4348.3144.119.50.92622.6C
Below 0 °C520.7360.7203.232.60.7000015.2175.3409.21717.5C
Below 5 °C675.6499338.3100.510.20.1004.774.7308.8563.22,575C
Below 10 °C830.6640.3490.6218.953.84.50.20.936.7190.9455.8718.23641.3C
Below 15 °C985.6781.6645.6360150.538.86.917.5123.1336.9605.8873.24925.4C
Below 18 °C1078.6866.4738.6448.6229.286.427.652.3198.6429.3695.8966.25817.3C
Humidex
1981 to 2010 Canadian Climate Normals station data
Humidex
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Code
Extreme Humidex6.59.916.227.839.042.742.143.339.027.520.07.8
Date (yyyy/dd)2003/ 072000/ 222000/ 071980/ 211972/ 161995/ 171975/ 292003/ 181978/ 051997/ 031975/ 051982/ 02
Wind Chill
1981 to 2010 Canadian Climate Normals station data
Wind Chill
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Code
Extreme Wind Chill-57-53-45-33-20-30-3-8-21-40-48
Date (yyyy/dd)1985/ 191996/ 021995/ 041995/ 031989/ 051983/ 071970/ 011982/ 271974/ 301996/ 301976/ 301976/ 02
Humidity
1981 to 2010 Canadian Climate Normals station data
Humidity
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Code
Average Relative Humidity - 0600LST (%)81.582.280.575.877.383.487.389.890.487.686.784.283.9C
Average Relative Humidity - 1500LST (%)75.569.159.346.545.651.553.554.660.366.475.778.561.4C
Frost-Free
1981 to 2010 Canadian Climate Normals station data
Frost-Free
Date/Days Code
Average Date of Last Spring Frost May 16 C
Average Date of First Fall Frost Sept 21 C
Average Length of Frost-Free Period 127 Days C
1981 to 2010 Canadian Climate Normals station data
Frost-Free
Probability of last temperature in spring of 0 °C or lower on or after indicated dates10%25%33%50%66%75%90%
DateJun 02May 23May 18May 16May 12May 09May 04
Probability of first temperature in fall of 0 °C or lower on or after indicated dates10%25%33%50%66%75%90%
DateSep 13Sep 18Sep 20Sep 23Sep 25Sep 26Oct 01
Probability of frost-free period equal to or less than indicated period (Days)10%25%33%50%66%75%90%
Days110120121126132136145

Legend

  • A = WMO "3 and 5 rule" (i.e. no more than 3 consecutive and no more than 5 total missing for either temperature or precipitation)
  • B = At least 25 years
  • C = At least 20 years
  • D = At least 15 years
Station / Element Metadata

Statistics listed below are provided as a guide to determine the validity of Normals and Extremes calculations. For example, a station with 30 years of record between 1981 and 2010 with no missing years would be a more reliable normal than a station with 15 years of record and 2 missing years. Less than 100% possible observations indicates that out of the total number of observations used, some records were missing.

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