Sunday, January 04, 2009

Funny How Facts Seem to Disappear

I was spurred into looking for this information today after reading ......

This ! article by CP.......

"Record cold wind chills of -50 C recorded overnight in Saskatchewan"
UNDATED - A fierce blast of snow and cold was making its way east into Manitoba on Sunday after triggering record low wind chills of -50 C and colder in neighbouring Saskatchewan overnight.

Wind chill warnings were in effect in both provinces throughout the day, prompting warnings from Environment Canada that exposed skin would freeze in less than 10 minutes.

Residents of Saskatoon woke up to the coldest temperatures since 1966, with a wind chill of -45 C, leaving the city shrouded in ice fog.

Because I lived in Regina in 1977 through 1980 and because I recall quite clearly that the winter of 1978 - 1979 was the coldest on record, having dropped to minus 30 C on November 11th and not getting above -28 from December through February. Specifically during the first two weeks of January '79 where we experienced consistent overnight lows in the range of -45 with daytime highs of no better than -39.

We had absolute temperatures of -45 without wind chill factors.

Somehow, Environment Canada has no record of this.


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Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

how convenient eh!..pffttt!

1/04/2009 4:32 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Environment Canada does. The records go back to 1953. For some reason when you click on the "Regina" button on the climate site, it takes you to the records from a station that was installed in the 1990s. But click on "nearby stations with data" and you get Regina A (airport), which is what they should have directed you to in the first place.


1/04/2009 11:21 p.m.  
Blogger OMMAG said...

Thanks Johann .... I'll go check it out!

1/06/2009 5:38 p.m.  

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