Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spring officially arrives in Canada; still winter in some cities

Spring officially arrives in Canada and the rest of the Northern Hemisphere on Sunday, March 20 at 4:21 PM PDT. Although it's a sunny day here in the Pacific Northwest, elsewhere across Canada it still looks like winter. Here are temperatures across the country via Environment Canada:

Whitehorse, Yukon -17C
Yellowknife, NW Territories -17C
Vancouver, British Columbia 7C
Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta -3C
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan -6C
Winnipeg, Manitoba 2C
Toronto, Ontario 2C
Ottawa, Ontario 3C
Montreal, Quebec 3C
Fredricton, New Brunswick 3C
Halifax, Nova Scotia 3C
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island -2C
St.John's, Newfoundland -3
Iqualuit, Nunavut -23C

So how cold is -23C in Fahrenheit? -9F. Way too cold for the first day of spring!

Springtime in Vancouver, with a view from Granville Island across to False Creek and Stanley Park in the distance. Photo by Sue Frause.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love spring in Vancouver. The beauty of the cherry blossoms and longer days mixed with the scent of ocean and fir trees ( Ok maybe not at Georgia and Granville Streets ) makes me get the old bike out and ready it for the months ahead of riding mostly on the seawall. I LOVE THAT SEAWALL!


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