Vancouver Cold Snap Rating Scale

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Vancouver Cold Snap Rating Scale

Post by Typeing3 » Tue Dec 14, 2021 2:59 pm

Typeing3's Vancouver Cold Snap Rating Scale

Category 1 - The Arctic Fart
Highs: 2c to 0c
Lows: -2c to -6c

Category 2 - The Modified Arctic Blast
Highs: 0c to -2c
Lows: -6c to -10c

Category 3 - The Respectable Arctic Blast
Highs: -2c to -4.5c
Lows: -10c to -12.5c

Category 4 - The Classic Arctic Blast
Highs: -4.5c to -7c
Lows: -12.5c to -15c

Category 5 - The Extreme Arctic Blast
Highs: Below -7c
Lows: Below -15c
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Re: Vancouver Cold Snap Rating Scale

Post by SouthSardiswx » Wed Dec 15, 2021 4:15 am

:lol: good one Tman how about one more.
Category 0 - The Arctic Anus
Highs: 2c to 5c
Dewpoint: -18c
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Re: Vancouver Cold Snap Rating Scale

Post by VanCitySouth » Thu Jan 06, 2022 9:50 am

I was thinking there should be a multi-criteria winter rating scale

Criteria could include:
  • Temperature (extreme minimum, low maximum)
  • Snowfall (overall total, maximum single-storm total, maximum snow cover)
  • Duration of cold (how many days sub-freezing/lows below -10, length of snow cover, number of distinct cold snaps)
  • Extra factors (did the arctic front bring snow, were the snowfalls daytime or nighttime, how was the transition out)
2021-22 season stats:
Climo :cancel: 2:4 :14clown: GFS

Season total: 68.5 cm
Peak depth: 30 cm (Dec 30)
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