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Surprising Canadian Warmth This Winter

Post by ziggy on Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:35 pm

Even as much of the United States suffered bouts of punishing cold and record-shattering snowfall, nearly all of Canada basked in relative warmth during the winter of 2009-2010.

Warmth was most exceptional across the far north, where vast tracts of land usually host the nation's most bitter, harsh winter cold.

Temperatures 8 F to 12 F above normal spread over wide swathes of Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and the sprawling vastness of Labrador and northern Quebec. This was also true as far south as Newfoundland and New Brunswick.

Farther south, there were enough cold outbreaks to hold average temperature departure to about 2 F to 4 F above normal over British Columbia, as well as the eastern Prairies, the populous heart of Ontario and the southern part of Atlantic Canada.

The Vancouver Winter Olympics were plagued by above-normal temperatures in February, with several event delays occurring during the stretch of the games. Men's and women's alpine skiing was postponed several times due to slushy course conditions.

In Toronto, Canada's biggest city, temperature departure for the winter was nearly 2 F above normal. Montreal was warmer than usual by more than 6 F.

A significant stretch of Alberta and Saskatchewan did eke out a normal to slightly colder-than-normal winter, mostly on the strength of a few record-smashing arctic outbreaks in December.

One likely cause for the overall warm bent to the winter was the same as the cause for abnormal cold over the central and southern United States; namely, the frequent occurrence of what forecasters call "blocking highs."

One persistent blocking high set up over eastern Canada and Greenland for much of the winter. It shunted the usual eastward flow of cold air across the continent farther south than usual.

At the same time, it steered mild air off northern seas into much of Canada where arctic air would normally be more dominant.

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Re: Surprising Canadian Warmth This Winter

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Re: Surprising Canadian Warmth This Winter

Post by TerryRC on Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:35 am

Sam will make up some bullshit that reduces every temperature swing in support of global warming to a "regular" or "natural" phenomenon.

I think his explanation has something to do with the jet stream, or something.

He didn't really explain it, he just called me an idiot for not understanding his mumbles.

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Re: Surprising Canadian Warmth This Winter

Post by SamCogar on Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:19 am

Trolling for sympathy from another poster, huh?

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Re: Surprising Canadian Warmth This Winter

Post by TerryRC on Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:47 am

Trolling for sympathy from another poster, huh?

Stating a fact. So, how about that warm-ass Canadian winter? Evidence for global cooling?

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Re: Surprising Canadian Warmth This Winter

Post by SamCogar on Sat Apr 03, 2010 10:16 am

TerryRC wrote:Trolling for sympathy from another poster, huh?

Stating a fact. So, how about that warm-ass Canadian winter? Evidence for global cooling?

Global warmists continue to circulate alarming warnings that the past winter was among the warmest on record. Somehow the Arctic Ocean did not get the memo.
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/03/oh_that_inconvenient_growing_p.html

This memo, to wit:

Arctic sea ice extent averaged for February 2010 was 14.58 million square kilometers (5.63 million square miles). This was 1.06 million square kilometers (409,000 square miles) below the 1979 to 2000 average for February, but 220,000 square kilometers (85,000 square miles) above the record low for the month, which occurred in February 2005.

Ice extent was above normal in the Bering Sea, but remained below normal over much of the Atlantic sector of the Arctic, including the Barents Sea, part of the East Greenland Sea, and in the Davis Strait. http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/



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Re: Surprising Canadian Warmth This Winter

Post by TerryRC on Sat Apr 03, 2010 10:25 am

Your post about sea ice aside, Canada and the Pacific NW didn't experience record highs this winter?

P.S. 85,000 square miles isn't very much, BTW.

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