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Old Posted Jul 31, 2019, 4:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Architype View Post
The mildest place in NL that I have seen recorded is St. Shotts (55 km SW of Cappahayden), where the average high is only below zero for one month of the year (February), also with the least snow. I doubt that all these stats are totally wrong, but you are for some reason comparing the most southerly point in Nova Scotia with the most southerly point in NL, which is quite different, and I'm not sure what the point is, considering the difference in latitude.
The point is that it's fun to look up these stats, and the warmest station is the "best case" for what you will find in a given province. Going as far south as possible is a good way to find the warmest station since we are in the northern hemisphere. Halifax (particularly YHZ) is nowhere near the warmest station in Nova Scotia. YHZ is roughly halfway between the coldest and warmest stations in winter.

This started with an assertion that NL stations are warmer in winter than stations connected to the Canadian mainland (except for Ontario; Signal begrudgingly admits now that Windsor might be warmer but not NS! ). But the warmest NL station is a full 2 degrees off from the warmest mainland station in Eastern Canada and that station is in Nova Scotia.

St. Shotts is not in the 1981-2010 Environment Canada climate normals, the best set of data available for Canada. I'm basing my arguments here on the data, not searching for data that fits what I want. Originally I wasn't sure that the minimal annual temperature range would be smaller at a station in NS than NL for example, but that's what I found. That is a decent proxy for how marine influenced a climate is.
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