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Weather Facts and Trivia In Canada

Weather is a shared subject. It's -12 °C, but with the windchill it feels more like -30 °C. Yes, it's cold out but it could be a lot worse. Bundle up and make friends with your longjohns 'cause here are some Canadian facts and other weather trivia to put the cold in perspective.

Victoria
Victoria is the city with the lowest annual average snowfall: 47 centimetres.
Lakelse Lake
The heaviest snowfall in one day was 118.1 centimetres at Lakelse Lake, January 17, 1974.
Winnipeg
Winnipeg has the sunniest winters with the most hours of sunshine during December, January and February: 358 hours.
Windsor
The most humid city is Windsor with the highest average vapour pressure, 1.78 kilopascal, during June, July and August.
Corner Brook
Corner Brook is the snowiest city with an annual average snowfall: 422 centimetres. Note that several smaller places also in Newfoundland and Labrador, St. Anthony (505 cm), Churchill Falls (465 centimetres), Happy Valley-Goose Bay (459 centimetres), Gander (443 centimetres) and Deer Lake (425 centimetres) have higher annual snowfall.
Vancouver
The city with fewest days below freezing is Vancouver, which has an average of 51 days per year with freezing temperatures.
Kamloops
Kamloops has the warmest summers with an average daytime temperature of 27.2 degrees Celsius during June, July and August.
Estevan
The sunshine capital is Estevan with the greatest number of hours of sunshine per year: 2500 hours. Estevan also has the highest annual number of hours per year with clear skies (between zero and two tenths sky cover): 2979 hours.
Pincher Creek
The most extreme change in temperature took place in January 1962 in Pincher Creek when a warm, dry wind known as a chinook, brought the temperature up from -19 degrees Celsius to 22 degrees Celsius in an hour.
Medicine Hat
Medicine Hat is the driest city with 271 days without measurable precipitation.
Gander, Newfoundland
Is the snowiest city, (100 largest cities based on population) with an average of 443 cm (174 inches) of snow annually (1971-2000 averages).