23rd Anniversary of the Coldest Day in December

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This is the 23rd anniversary of the coldest December day in local airport weather station recorded history.

It was on this day in 1992, that the Environment Canada station posted a low of minus 44 point six degrees.

That’s more than 25 degrees colder than the local area average low for this time of year, but it’s still about two and half degrees warmer than the all-time low posted at the airport station.

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Records dating back to 1942, show that occurred on January 30th of 1947, when the station recorded minus 47 point 2.

Meantime, the airport station has already recorded enough precipitation during the current holiday period to equal the December norm of 22 millimeters.

Most of it was the result of four centimeters of snow on Boxing Day which lifted the snowfall total for the month to 22 centimeters.

However, that total is still less than the December average of 26 point eight and if the current forecast is accurate that’s all the station will record this month.

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