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Climate Emergecy Tour: St. John's Edition

Out to the east coast we go, all the way to our easternmost weather station in St. John's Newfoundland, where the records go back to 1942. If you're hoping for a little global warming to take the chill out of the air, tough luck. The climate record is as flat as a rock.

The daytime highs reached a maximum in 1983 and the nighttime minimum reached a high in 1969. The cold records have been set in the years since.

Total precipitation since 1942 shows no sign of letting up either:

The amount of snowfall seems to be holding up. Of the 4 years since 1942 when more than 5 meters fell, two were after 2000 (note the 2019 total looks low but the year is incomplete):

And despite great rhetorical gusts about an increase in extreme weather, wind speed is not going up. Instead as in many Canadian cities it's steady or going down:

As is the maximum wind gust:

No climate emergency here, even if we squint at the graphs.

One comment on “Climate Emergecy Tour: St. John's Edition”

  1. Yeah, no fair! You are using raw, unadjusted data for these exercises! Everyone knows that the historical record needs correcting.
    We all know that the weathermen in the 1940s couldn't read their thermometers accurately. By the magic of statistics, NASA has proven that it was really much cooler in the 1940s than it is today.

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