The Canadian Climate Survey is tracking historical and average temperatures in cities and towns across the country, as part of an effort to put something of a local face on global climate change.
Temperature Extremes: Since 1875, Winnipeg has experienced 17 years in which the average temperature reached or exceeded 3.8 ˚C, and 8 of Winnipeg’s 17 hottest years have occurred since 1990. In contrast, only 1 of Winnipeg’s 17 coldest years has occurred in the same timespan.
Long-Term Consequences: Although Winnipeg is experiencing long-term warming, over the past decade the 10-year average temperature has returned to 3.5 ˚C, the same as it was during the 1980s.
* Data for this chart was taken from the Environment Canada homogenized data archive.