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: Over the period since the 1930s, 7 of Flin Flon’s 10 hottest years have occurred in the two decades since 1990. In contrast, none of the airport’s 10 coldest years happened in the same timespan. The coldest year in that interval, 1996, was the city’s 23rd-coldest year on record.
Long-Term Consequences: Flin Flon has warmed 0.4 ˚C since the 1980s, when its 10-year average temperature was 0.8 ˚C. Assuming the rate of warming does not change, this puts it on track to warm 2 ˚C over the coming century.
* Data for this chart was taken from the Environment Canada homogenized data archive.