Montreal just had one of the longest cold streaks on record

Jan 3 2018, 3:31 pm

Montreal’s recent extreme cold snap was one of the longest on record.

According to weather data published on the YUL Weather Records Twitter account, the six-day cold streak from December 27, 2017, to January 1, 2018, was the longest on record.

Rolf Campbell, a weather historian and the man behind the YUL Weather Records, based his information on data dating back to 1874. During the recent six-day cold streak, temperatures in Montreal were under or equivalent to -17℃.

Campbell also calculated that Montreal’s average temperature during December 2017 was -8.62℃. This was lower than the normal range of -8.12 to -1.22℃.

Fortunately, the extreme cold warning for Montreal has ended. But it looks like we could see up to 40 cm of snow in the coming days.

We’re definitely in for a long winter, Montreal.

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