Regular readers may recall a post from January about a potentially significant record high temperature of 16.5 °C (62 °F) at Burwash in Canada's Yukon Territory. Based on the data I have access to, I speculated that this was a new record for the month of January in Yukon.
I recently spoke to an Environment Canada meteorologist who confirmed that (a) there are no concerns about the quality of the observations on January 24 from Burwash, and (b) this is a new Yukon record for January. It is not quite clear what the previous record was, as there are quality concerns about many of the warmest observations in recent years, but we do know that all reports warmer than Burwash have been eliminated.
That is indeed a remarkable event. Now there is a solid baseline marker for future January records in the Yukon. Thank you for the follow up.ReplyDelete