Facts on Canada’s Cold Weather
-Antarctica was in the news recently when new data revealed that on Aug. 20, 2010, the temperature dropped to a whopping -93.2 C, the lowest recorded temperature in the world. In comparison to a temperature like that, Canada’s Arctic Coast seems like a day at the beach!
-The coldest day in Canada was on Feb. 3, 1947 in Snag, Yukon. At a brisk -63 C, the temperature is still the coldest recorded in North America
-Senior climatologist at Environment Canada David Phillips says that the Yukon, Greenland, Siberia, Antarctica and Alaska are the only five places he knows that reach temperatures lower than -60 C.