Category: weather

Canadian geography, weather: driest month in Greenwood, Nova Scotia?

Self-tutoring about Canadian weather: the tutor notices a curious fact. The driest month in Greenwood, Nova Scotia, is April, which apparently receives 83mm of precipitation. Interestingly, March there receives almost an inch more, at perhaps 95mm. Source: en.climate-data.org

Weather: how much snow did we get Jan 15-16?

Self-tutoring about the weather: the tutor comments…. I went to a level, undisturbed place today and gently dug to bottom, then extended a tape measure. It showed depth 11.25 inches, or 28.6cm. I admit that, by then, the melt was

Weather: same temp as…

Self-tutoring about weather in Canada: the tutor notes… The temp here in Campbell River, BC, right now (15:13 Dec 9, 2019 PST) is the same as in Summerside, PEI: 5°C. Neat, eh? Source: environment Canada environment Canada time.is/PST

Weather and seasons: frost today?

Self-tutoring about weather and seasons: the tutor mentions a surprising event. Normally, in our family, I’m the first up in the morning. Lying awake, around 6:20am, I heard no crickets. I speculated the overnight temp must have been low enough

Weather: precipitation so far this year, relative to normal, in Campbell River, BC

Self-tutoring about weather: the tutor checks the relative precipitation for Campbell River so far in 2019. The weather has been beautiful in Campbell River this year, but perhaps a little dry. Our recent rain has been much appreciated. How much

Weather: rapid temperature climb

Self-tutoring about weather: the tutor mentions an observation. Following the temperature’s progress this morning, I noticed a change from -2C at 7am to 16C at 11am, which I thought dramatic. Source: weather.gc.ca

Weather: why does the temperature drop after sunrise?

Self-tutoring about weather: the tutor loves to bring you this post about a phenomenon that’s long confused him. This morning, the temp was 6°C at 7am, but 4°C at 8am. The sun rose at 7:35am. I’ve observed, so often, the

Weather: snow accumulation: mass of snow on the deck

The tutor mentions a consequence of the recent snow event. Here, we’ve had an unusual amount of snow lately. I cleared off the deck two days ago to relieve it from the mass of snow on top. Then, from the

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Geography: Ocean currents: why Canada’s east and west coasts have such different weather

The phenomenon of the mild winter of Victoria, BC, compared to the much colder one of Halifax, NS, has a reason…. Typically, spring blooms begin in Victoria, BC, in February. I’m a Maritimer, so I can tell you that a

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Feb 2: Groundhog Day: early spring?

The tutor comments on a cross-quarter day. In my post of Feb 6 last year, I defined and discussed cross-quarter days – those that mark mid-season, rather than start of season. The idea is that, to people serious about the

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