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COLDER than Alaska: Canadian cities now own dubious honour


Tyler Hamilton
Meteorologist

Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 9:06 PM - Here's an interesting side-story to Winter 2018: The interior sections of Alaska are known for brutally cold winters and sluggish starts to spring, and Fairbanks recorded an entirely normal 4°C for the month of April. But what's surprising about this is how Fairbanks reached a double-digit day before its southerly neighbours of Edmonton, Regina, Winnipeg, Sudbury, Ottawa, and Quebec City among others.

The persistent cold in 2018 has made for a sluggish start to spring for a massive swath of the country, but waves of warmth are beginning to cautiously migrate across the country.

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Winnipeg, with pleasure I had to adjust the graphic below, because on April 17th, you’ve officially cracked the double-digit mark for the first time in 2018! A celebration is in order, because these double-digit temperatures are forecast to continue to pop up across the Prairies for the remainder of April and will help drive up your abysmal average daily highs for the month of April.

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Eastern Canada, great news is in the forecast for Ottawa and Quebec City, because the average April highs (as of April 16th) above will see some significant improvements and will rise over the coming weeks as well.

(SEE ALSO: 90% snow cover - unusual, or spring in Canada?)

Your first double digit days are forecast for this upcoming weekend for many cities in Eastern Canada and will quietly soar into the mid-teens next week.

Finally, spring has arrived!

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