Annual regional temperature departures from climate
normal, trends and extremes, 1948 to 2008
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|Trend 1||Extreme years||Annual 2008 p|
|Year on record||Departure 2||Year on record||Departure 2||Rank 3||Departure 2|
|degrees Celsius||year||degrees Celsius||year||degrees Celsius||number||degrees Celsius|
|Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Lowlands||0.6||1978||-1.0||1998||2.3||21||0.4|
|South British Columbia Mountains||1.5||1955||-1.8||1998||2.0||36||0.1|
|North British Columbia Mountains and Yukon||2.0||1972||-2.1||2005||2.8||38||0.2|
|Arctic Mountains and Fiords||1.2||1972||-1.9||2006||2.3||13||1.0|
A linear (least square) trend over the period between 1948 and 2008.
Difference from the normal temperature.
This column ranks 2008 temperature departures over the period between 1948 and 2008. For example, the Atlantic Canada Climate Region had a departure that was 0.7°C warmer than the long term temperature average, which ranked the 2008 season as the 15th warmest over the 61 year period.
The climate regions of Canada are illustrated in Map 2.5.
Environment Canada, Meteorological Service of Canada, Climate Research Branch, 2009, Climate Trends and Variations Bulletin for Canada, Annual 2008 , www.msc.ec.gc.ca/ccrm/bulletin/archive_e.cfm (accessed January 9, 2009).
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