Yes, there is a place in Canada with the lovely name of Ranfurly. It’s in Alberta just east of Lavoy but before you get to Minburn. Or, if you’re not from around there, about halfway between Edmonton and Lloydminster. We can’t call Ranfurly a town, or even a village, because it lost municipality status in 1946. But it’s a place and, luckily for us, it’s a place that didn’t lose its thermometer which it’s been using since 1905 (figuratively speaking, presumably it gets replaced every so often) to record the temperatures each day. As always, one of these lines is cool comfy 1919 and one is climate-change-ravaged 2019 and it’s up to you to guess which is which. Then click the button to see how you did.
Here’s the answer:
Ranfurly surely gets a surly amount of winter. The interval when the temperature is reliably above zero is only about half the year, which might explain its declining popularity. And if anyone in the area is thinking, well, at least it’s not like in the old days before global warming, we’re afraid it actually is. As you can see.