The most frightening things in life are events that are beyond our control. In the later part of 2013 the weather became a source of fear for many Canadians. Many of us did not know what was coming or what to expect when old man winter arrived. From coast-to-coast Canadians were introduced to an angry old man in 2013-2014.
Maritime Provinces Get Hammered
Feb 9, 2013
Treacherous driving conditions caused road closures form heavy snow and high winds. Environment Canada issued a wind and blowing snow warning for the east coast. At times the winds reached 160/ km/h in some areas. This storm was the second consecutive pummeling the east coast experienced. They had not even recovered from the first storm while the second one moved in.
Newfoundland Gets a Snow Beating
Weather forecasters were calling for up to 70 CM of snow for Newfoundland. This combined with high winds will make visibility almost zero. Listen to what Frankie has to say about the BIG STORM.
Toronto Issued Extreme Cold Weather Alert
As temperature dipped to -17 C the alert was issued to primarily help get the homeless off the street.
Toronto’s Deep Freeze Ice Storm
This could not have happened at a worst time. A couple of days before Christmas in one of Canada’s busiest cities everything turns to ice. The power was out for 100’s of thousands in the city. Local and outside [outsourced from other cities] hydro crews worked frantically around the clock for days.
“Some neighborhoods resembled crime scenes with yellow police tape used to cordon off areas where electric wires or large trees had come crashing down over the weekend.”- Canadian Press | December 22, 2013
The source of stats for this data is Environment Canada. The data used in the infographic was obtained from the following location:
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Conclusions we can Make from the Infographic [2007-2014]
Infographics are great to show us a large amount of data in a simple way. Form that view we can often draw certain conclusions quickly and easily.
- 2013 delivered the most rain at 875 mm to the GTA, followed closely by 2011 at 865.9 mm
- 2007 delivered the least amount of rain at 472.4mm to the GTA
- 2008 delivered the most snow at 289.6cm to the GTA
- 2010 delivered the least amount of snow at 77.2cm to the GTA
- 2013- 2014 combined snowfall are already 228.3cm and we still have Feb., Mar. and maybe April for possible snowfall
Weather you like it or not this is Canada. According to our friends in the US ‘we live in igloos’ and they are not that far off the mark this year. We are a proud nation that are accustomed to this kind of climate and we should make the best of it.
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