The coming cold

2007-10-02

in Canada, Daily updates, Ottawa, Oxford, The outdoors

Mean monthly temperatures for Vancouver, Ottawa, and Oxford

Presenting the mean monthly temperatures of Vancouver, Ottawa, and Oxford on the same graph generates an interesting image. Vancouver is basically Oxford plus a couple of degrees in the winter and about five degrees in the summer. Ottawa is much more variable. In the zones where the lines intersect (around April and October), the mean temperatures for all three places are fairly comparable. That may partly explain why I have been finding the weather so pleasant recently.

I wish I had some data that included standard deviations of temperature on a month-by-month basis. I really have no idea which of the three places would have the most intra-month variability, though my suspicion is that it would probably be Ottawa.

The data for Oxford is from the Radcliffe Meteorological Station. The data for Vancouver and Ottawa is taken from the Meteorological Service of Canada.

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. October 3, 2007 at 10:10 am

Latitudes:

Oxford: 51°45′ N
Ottawa: 45° 19′ N
Vancouver: 49° 11′ N

Steve October 3, 2007 at 3:33 pm

The climate archive provides st dev’s:

http://www.climate.weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca/Welcome_e.html

Anon November 7, 2007 at 12:08 am

Do you use Bullfrog Power?

Milan November 5, 2009 at 1:13 pm

Right now, Ottawa is getting its first snowfall of the 2009/2010 winter.

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