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  • Both flooding and droughts up over past century

    January 11, 2021

    Dartmouth College – The number of “extreme streamflow” events observed in river systems have increased significantly across the United States and Canada over the last century, according to a new study from Dartmouth College. In regions where water runoff from snowmelt is a main contributor to river streamflow, the study found a rise in extreme […]

  • Warmer-than-normal winter in latest Canadian forecast

    January 4, 2021

    Environment Canada – Warmer-than-normal temperatures are in the long-range forecast across all of Canada for the next three months, according to the latest outlook from Environment Canada. The latest seasonal forecast from the government agency, released Dec. 31, calls for a 40 to 70 per cent chance of above normal temperatures from January through March […]


  • Environment Canada’s top 10 weather stories of 2020

    December 24, 2020

    Environment Canada – In a year where headlines were dominated by the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, Canada also saw its share of memorable weather events. Environment Canada released a list of some of the most noteworthy to end the year. From a list of 100 significant weather happenings across Canada in 2020, events were ranked from […]

  • Prairie hail claims hit C$192 million in 2020

    December 17, 2020

    CCHA – Total hail claims across the Canadian Prairies came in below the five-year average in 2020, but claim payments were still reported to be above average, according to an update on the year from the Canadian Crop Hail Association. Claims produced insurance payouts of over C$192 million on over 12,100 claims in Western Canada. […]


  • A very untypical La Nina on Canadian Prairies

    December 14, 2020

    MarketsFarm– So far during the late fall of 2020 Western Canada has experienced little in the way of the La Nina that’s affecting weather elsewhere in the Americas, according to meteorologist Drew Lerner of World Weather Inc. in Overland Park, Kan. “A La Nina is a typically colder-than-normal weather pattern. There’s above normal precipitation from […]

  • UN holds Climate Ambition Summit

    December 14, 2020

    WMO – New commitments and plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions were unveiled by 75 world leaders at the United Nations’ Climate Ambition Summit, held online on Dec. 12. Co-convened with the United Kingdom and France, in partnership with Italy and Chile, the UN summit marked the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement and was […]


  • UN chief calls for climate action

    December 8, 2020

    United Nations – The fight against the climate crisis should be seen as the top priority for the 21st Century, said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, in a speech at Columbia University in New York, Dec. 2. His address marked the beginning of a month of UN-led climate action, which includes the release of major […]

  • November 2020 the warmest November on record

    December 7, 2020

    C3S – November 2020 was the warmest November on record, “by a clear margin”, according to data from the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S). Global mean temperatures were 0.77 degrees Celsius warmer than the 1981-2010 average for the month of November, and topped the previous records set in 2016 and 2019 by 0.13 […]


  • Seasonal forecast calls for more snow across much of Canada

    November 30, 2020

    Environment Canada – Most of Canada should see above normal snowfall over the next three months, according to updated seasonal forecasts from Environment Canada, released Nov. 30. Weather maps show a 40 to 60 per cent probability of more precipitation than normal across much of the country from December through February, with the heaviest accumulations […]

  • Most of Prairies already covered in snow

    November 23, 2020

    MarketsFarm – Most of the Canadian Prairies were already blanked in snow by late November 2020, with the deepest snowpack in Alberta and Saskatchewan, according to data compiled by Environment Canada and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the United States. Aside from the Rocky Mountains and some areas around the Great Lakes, the […]

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