Thursday, November 22, 2018

Novem-brrrrr! Chilly weather smashes records

Following up on today's earlier post:

Extreme Cold Warnings Issued- Cold, cold, cold- Record Breaking

CTV 

In many parts of Canada, the final month of fall started off feeling a lot more like winter.
At one point early Thursday morning, 11 of Canada’s 13 provincial and territorial capitals were experiencing below-freezing temperatures. The exceptions were St. John’s, N.L. – which just barely snuck above freezing at 0.1 C – and Victoria, where it was a balmy 8 C.
Record-breaking cold was reported in dozens of communities across Eastern Canada, including Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Environment Canada said more than 20 communities in Ontario experienced temperatures Thursday morning colder than they had ever recorded on Nov. 22.
In Toronto, a temperature of -15.4 C was recorded at Buttonville Municipal Airport, breaking the previous daily record of -14.1 C from 2008.
A much older record was broken in Ottawa, where thermometers at the Canadian Department of Agriculture plunged to -18.7 C – more than four degrees colder than the previous Nov. 22 low, which was set in 1895.
Temperatures below -20 C were recorded in northern communities including Sault Ste. Marie and North Bay, and the temperature fell below -30 C in the northwestern Ontario communities of Geraldton and Williams Lake.
Montreal’s low temperature of -17.7 C came in more than three degrees colder than the previous record, which had stood since 1972.
Record Nov. 21 lows were set in three communities in Newfoundland and Labrador, including in Wabush Lake where temperatures fell to -31.7 C.
The cold weather was a boon for Ontario’s icewine industry. Grape harvesting activity began Wednesday night – earlier in the year than ever before, according to a spokesperson from Brock University.

 Icewine harvest , November 21/18-earlier in the year then EVER before.

But wait- I've been documenting the ice wine harvest for the past few years..

Ice wine harvest began in December 2017 and 2016- These were already two of the earliest seasonal harvests.. (the norm/usual is January)

2017 Icewine harvest :Yet Another Early Ice Wine Grape Harvest!

2016 Icewine harvest AGW ? Fall Ice Wine Harvest-...

Three consecutive early harvests...that has to be absolutely frigid work!

Fortunately we'll be back to seasonal in a couple of days. How long for?

Good for Trudeau-dough that the true believers will push for his global warming carbon tax...sigh.

Please check Ontario Geofish- he keeps me updated on climate (not warming)

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