Vancouver BC on pace for coldest ‘Junuary’ on record

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Not just Vancouver, but all of British Columbia.

“Current temperatures are on track to make this June the coldest on record,” says this article in the Vancouver Sun.

As of Wednesday,  this month’s mean temperature was 13.2 C, which is “a substantial drop from 2011’s mean temperature of 15.3 degrees.”

“You have to go all the way back to 1971 to find a “Junuary” even close to being that chilly, when the mean temperature was 13.5 degrees.”

Makes me wonder if the U.S. Northwest is also on pace for the coldest June on record.

Thanks to E. Stevens for this link

7 thoughts on “Vancouver BC on pace for coldest ‘Junuary’ on record”

  1. There has been a large pool of unusually cool water in the North Pacific for a month or more which is probably causing our cold windy weather. Google the
    UNISYS Current Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly Plot.

  2. May in BC was .6C below the Environment Canada Normals of 1971 to 2000.

    April was slightly above the average, bu the last 5 April have averaged .9C below Normals.

    March was .9C below.

  3. RE: Mark Fuson says:
    June 18, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Stake your claim and name your glacier. It’s your right!

  4. This is a contributor of Cordilleran net accumulation. Add high precip – check – and there you have it.

  5. I was born and raised in British Columbia and I’ve noticed a distinct change in climate over the past six years. And the trend has been colder, much colder. I just use little markers in my area to note the changes. In one “bowl” on Mount Cheam in Agassiz, BC the snow melted down to rock and gravel on a consistent basis by September up to about 6 years ago. And it’s the northern facing side of the mountain which never gets a ton of sun. Now at the beginning of every fall since that time the snow is still in the bowl – and there’s more of it! I might climb up to it later this summer and see if glaciation has begun, because I suspect it has.
    I love this website! Thanks for all your work!

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