Stunning Temperature Records last week in Yukon…

I often say that:

a record for the day gets the public’s attention,

a record for the month gets a meteorologist’s attention,

and a record for the year gets a climatologist’s attention.

I may  have to add a fourth category:

The records below will get a researcher’s attention.

AWCN19 CWVR 280033

WEATHER SUMMARY FOR YUKON AND NORTHERN BRITISH COLUMBIA ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA AT 4:33 P.M. PST MONDAY 27 JANUARY 2014.

Last week’s record temperatures in the Yukon were exceptional. Haines Junction and Burwash shattered the all-time record high maximum temperatures at both stations for any day in the month of January on Thursday the 23rd and Friday the 24th, respectively. January, on average, is the coldest month of the year in Yukon.

THE FOLLOWING MONTHLY RECORDS WERE SET LAST WEEK.

Haines Junction Jan 23    13.6 Previous record 10.9 in 1962

Burwash Jan 24            16.5 Previous record  9.5 in 2009

More significantly, both records destroyed the previous all-time record high maximum temperature for any day in January at ANY station in Yukon. Prior to Haines Junction reaching 13.6C on the 23rd, the previous record for any station in Yukon was 10.9C at both Whitehorse and Haines Junction on January 13th, 2013.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SUMMARY MAY CONTAIN PRELIMINARY OR UNOFFICIAL INFORMATION AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A COMPLETE OR FINAL REPORT.

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