Blog statistician Ray Perrott suggests that Banff may be experiencing the coldest ever February, at least since we’ve been keeping records.
Places to SkiBaker Creek Banff Bill Milne Blueberry Hill Brewster Creek Canmore Nordic Centre Cascade Valley Castle Lookout Confederation Park Golf Course Dog-friendly Elk Pass Emerald Lake Evan-Thomas Frozen thunder Goat Creek Golden Great Divide Hawkridge Healy Creek Hydroline Kananaskis Kananaskis Fire Lookout Kananaskis Village Lake Louise Lake O'Hara fire road Moraine Lake road Mt Shark Nipika Pipestone PLPP Pocaterra Races Redearth Creek Ribbon Creek Sandy McNabb Shaganappi Golf Course Skogan Pass Spray River Tyrwhitt Watridge Lake Road Wedge connector West Bragg Creek Wheeler Whiskey Jack Yoho
February 1936 might have been colder, or at least it was in the Edmonton area and Environment Canada’s website does not have data for Banff for 1936 so it is hard to say. I would like to show Banff’s temperature trend here, but I can’t post a pdf. The annual extremes are converging with annual highs tightly clustered around 30C, rising about 1C over 130 years, and annual lows, with much more variation, rising 3C over 130 years. The lowest temperature was -51.1C in January 1950, which is the only sub -50C I could locate in the records for Banff. I expected sub -50C to be more common.