Category Archives: weather

Hot summer days

It’s time for more weather nerding! I was feeling nostalgic for summer, so I summoned my weather database and asked it how many days have been over 35C this century. (I’m not especially nostalgic about 35C weather – that’s too … Continue reading

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Random Toronto weather stuff

I have a confession to make: I am a huge weather nerd. Thanks to Environment Canada’s historical climate data site, I now have a spreadsheet containing Toronto temperature and rainfall data going back as far as 1910. It’s not completely scientifically … Continue reading

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June 2015 weather

I haven’t done any weather nerding in a while, so I updated my handy mySQL weather database and crunched a few numbers: The mean temperature for June just past in Toronto was exactly 17.95 degrees. This ranks it 47th out … Continue reading

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The coldest month ever

Residents of Toronto are fully entitled to complain about the recent weather: February 2015 set a record in Toronto for the coldest month ever recorded (at least since the start of the 20th century). The average temperature was -12.6C, beating … Continue reading

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Below freezing

This past month, Toronto achieved a weather distinction of sorts: it never got above freezing. The warmest day was February 4th, when the high temperature at Pearson Airport was -1.4C. We haven’t had above zero temperatures since January 24; we … Continue reading

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Snow on the ground and army jokes

As you probably noticed if you live in or near Toronto, we had a bunch of somewhat unexpected snow yesterday – the Weather Network reported that 22 cm fell in the city between Sunday night and Monday. This meant that … Continue reading

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It’s been warmer than this, honestly

I have a confession to make – I’m a weather nerd. Thanks to Environment Canada’s historical climate data page, I now have downloaded complete weather data for Toronto since 1919, which I can view in a spreadsheet, query in a … Continue reading

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