Calculation Information for 1981 to 2010 Canadian Normals Data

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.

Metadata including Station Name, Province, Country, Time Zone, Climate ID, WMO ID, TC ID, Latitude(dd mm), Longitude(ddd mm), Latitude(decimal degrees), Longitude(decimal degrees), and Elevation(m)
ABBOTSFORD A
Province: BC Latitude (dd mm): 49 01 N
Country: CAN Longitude (ddd mm): 122 21 W
Time Zone: PST Latitude (decimal degrees): 49.03 N
Climate ID: 1100030 Longitude (decimal degrees): -122.36
WMO ID: 71108 Elevation (m): 59.13
TC ID: YXX
Temperature
Element metadata including Begin Year, End Year, Total Number of Years, Missing Years, Total Count of Observations and % of Possible Observations
Temperature
Begin YearEnd YearTotal Number of YearsMissing YearsTotal Count of Observations% of Possible Observations
Daily Average (°C)198120103001094699.9
Standard Deviation198120103001094699.9
Daily Maximum (°C)198120103001094699.9
Daily Minimum (°C)198120103001094699.9
Extreme Maximum (°C)194420102413999.9
Extreme Minimum (°C)194420102413799.9
Precipitation
Element metadata including Begin Year, End Year, Total Number of Years, Missing Years, Total Count of Observations and % of Possible Observations
Precipitation
Begin YearEnd YearTotal Number of YearsMissing YearsTotal Count of Observations% of Possible Observations
Rainfall (mm)198120103011071297.8
Snowfall (cm)198120103011071297.8
Precipitation (mm)198120103011071297.8
Average Snow Depth (cm)198120103001095099.9
Median Snow Depth (cm)198120103001095099.9
Snow Depth at Month-end (cm)19812010300360100
Extreme Daily Rainfall (mm)194420102414099.9
Extreme Daily Snowfall (cm)194420102414099.9
Extreme Daily Precipitation (mm)194420102414099.9
Extreme Snow Depth (cm)195520102041099.8
Days with Maximum Temperature
Element metadata including Begin Year, End Year, Total Number of Years, Missing Years, Total Count of Observations and % of Possible Observations
Days with Maximum Temperature
Begin YearEnd YearTotal Number of YearsMissing YearsTotal Count of Observations% of Possible Observations
<= 0 °C198120103021062096.9
> 0 °C198120103021062096.9
> 10 °C198120103021062096.9
> 20 °C198120103021062096.9
> 30 °C198120103021062096.9
> 35 °C198120103021062096.9
Days with Minimum Temperature
Element metadata including Begin Year, End Year, Total Number of Years, Missing Years, Total Count of Observations and % of Possible Observations
Days with Minimum Temperature
Begin YearEnd YearTotal Number of YearsMissing YearsTotal Count of Observations% of Possible Observations
> 0 °C198120103021062096.9
<= 2 °C198120103021062096.9
<= 0 °C198120103021062096.9
< -2 °C198120103021062096.9
< -10 °C198120103021062096.9
< -20 °C198120103021062096.9
< - 30 °C198120103021062096.9
Days with Rainfall
Element metadata including Begin Year, End Year, Total Number of Years, Missing Years, Total Count of Observations and % of Possible Observations
Days with Rainfall
Begin YearEnd YearTotal Number of YearsMissing YearsTotal Count of Observations% of Possible Observations
>= 0.2 mm198120103011071297.8
>= 5 mm198120103011071297.8
>= 10 mm198120103011071297.8
>= 25 mm198120103011071297.8
Days With Snowfall
Element metadata including Begin Year, End Year, Total Number of Years, Missing Years, Total Count of Observations and % of Possible Observations
Days With Snowfall
Begin YearEnd YearTotal Number of YearsMissing YearsTotal Count of Observations% of Possible Observations
>= 0.2 cm198120103011071297.8
>= 5 cm198120103011071297.8
>= 10 cm198120103011071297.8
>= 25 cm198120103011071297.8
Days with Precipitation
Element metadata including Begin Year, End Year, Total Number of Years, Missing Years, Total Count of Observations and % of Possible Observations
Days with Precipitation
Begin YearEnd YearTotal Number of YearsMissing YearsTotal Count of Observations% of Possible Observations
>= 0.2 mm198120103011071297.8
>= 5 mm198120103011071297.8
>= 10 mm198120103011071297.8
>= 25 mm198120103011071297.8
Days with Snow Depth
Element metadata including Begin Year, End Year, Total Number of Years, Missing Years, Total Count of Observations and % of Possible Observations
Days with Snow Depth
Begin YearEnd YearTotal Number of YearsMissing YearsTotal Count of Observations% of Possible Observations
>= 1 cm198120103021077398.3
>= 5 cm198120103021077398.3
>= 10 cm198120103021077398.3
>= 20 cm198120103021077398.3
Wind
Element metadata including Begin Year, End Year, Total Number of Years, Missing Years, Total Count of Observations and % of Possible Observations
Wind
Begin YearEnd YearTotal Number of YearsMissing YearsTotal Count of Observations% of Possible Observations
Speed (km/h)1981201030126216499.7
Most Frequent Direction19812010301262162100
Maximum Hourly Speed (km/h)1953201050773299.9
Maximum Gust Speed (km/h)195520101939799.3
Days with Winds >= 52 km/h198120103011071297.8
Days with Winds >= 63 km/h198120103011071297.8
Degree Days
Element metadata including Begin Year, End Year, Total Number of Years, Missing Years, Total Count of Observations and % of Possible Observations
Degree Days
Begin YearEnd YearTotal Number of YearsMissing YearsTotal Count of Observations% of Possible Observations
Above 24 °C198120103021062096.9
Above 18 °C198120103021062096.9
Above 15 °C198120103021062096.9
Above 10 °C198120103021062096.9
Above 5 °C198120103021062096.9
Above 0 °C198120103021062096.9
Below 0 °C198120103021062096.9
Below 5 °C198120103021062096.9
Below 10 °C198120103021062096.9
Below 15 °C198120103021062096.9
Below 18 °C198120103021062096.9
Bright Sunshine
Element metadata including Begin Year, End Year, Total Number of Years, Missing Years, Total Count of Observations and % of Possible Observations
Bright Sunshine
Begin YearEnd YearTotal Number of YearsMissing YearsTotal Count of Observations% of Possible Observations
Total Hours1981200121117529694.9
Days with measureable1981200121117529694.9
% of possible daylight hours1981200121117529694.9
Extreme Daily1970200227420698.8
Humidex
Element metadata including Begin Year, End Year, Total Number of Years, Missing Years, Total Count of Observations and % of Possible Observations
Humidex
Begin YearEnd YearTotal Number of YearsMissing YearsTotal Count of Observations% of Possible Observations
Extreme Humidex1953201050760799.8
Days with Humidex >= 301981201030126211899.7
Days with Humidex >= 351981201030126211899.7
Days with Humidex >= 401981201030126211899.7
Wind Chill
Element metadata including Begin Year, End Year, Total Number of Years, Missing Years, Total Count of Observations and % of Possible Observations
Wind Chill
Begin YearEnd YearTotal Number of YearsMissing YearsTotal Count of Observations% of Possible Observations
Extreme Wind Chill1953201050770499.9
Days with Wind Chill < -201981201030126215899.7
Days with Wind Chill < -301981201030126215899.7
Days with Wind Chill < -401981201030126215899.7
Humidity
Element metadata including Begin Year, End Year, Total Number of Years, Missing Years, Total Count of Observations and % of Possible Observations
Humidity
Begin YearEnd YearTotal Number of YearsMissing YearsTotal Count of Observations% of Possible Observations
Average Vapour Pressure (kPa)1981201030126211899.7
Average Relative Humidity - 0600LST (%)198120103011092099.6
Average Relative Humidity - 1500LST (%)198120103011092299.7
Pressure
Element metadata including Begin Year, End Year, Total Number of Years, Missing Years, Total Count of Observations and % of Possible Observations
Pressure
Begin YearEnd YearTotal Number of YearsMissing YearsTotal Count of Observations% of Possible Observations
Average Station Pressure (kPa)1981201030126141599.4
Average Sea Level Pressure (kPa)1981201030126140899.4
Visibility (hours with)
Element metadata including Begin Year, End Year, Total Number of Years, Missing Years, Total Count of Observations and % of Possible Observations
Visibility (hours with)
Begin YearEnd YearTotal Number of YearsMissing YearsTotal Count of Observations% of Possible Observations
< 1 km1981201027522200084.5
1 to 9 km1981201027522200084.5
> 9 km1981201027522200084.5
Cloud Amount (hours with)
Element metadata including Begin Year, End Year, Total Number of Years, Missing Years, Total Count of Observations and % of Possible Observations
Cloud Amount (hours with)
Begin YearEnd YearTotal Number of YearsMissing YearsTotal Count of Observations% of Possible Observations
0 to 2 tenths1981201027522272084.7
3 to 7 tenths1981201027522272084.7
8 to 10 tenths1981201027522272084.7