Newsletter – May 2023

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Get Climate Smart: Floods and Droughts

Are you wondering how climate change will influence the frequency or severity of floods and droughts where you live? Learn more about the data and information available to help you understand the risks for flooding and drought in your area.

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New and Noteworthy – Analyze AHCCD Observed Data’s Analyze tool just got better! Now, not only can you select your own grid cells and set your own thresholds for a variety of climate indices, but you can also perform these same calculations on observed data.

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Need historical weather station data?’s Download page is the best place to access and download weather station observations. Download data by selecting stations from the drop-down list, or click one of the clusters on the map linked below to see which stations are available for download in that area. Click on one or multiple stations, to select for download.

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New and Noteworthy: improvements to the time series plot and map

Helpful new features have been added to’s interactive map. First, when you search a location, that grid box is now highlighted. When you click on a grid box to open the time series plot, several new options are now available, including the ability to browse the annual values, 30-year averages, or 30-year changes from the baseline period.

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Climate Quiz

Time now for our monthly climate pop quiz.

Winnipeg endures roughly 12 -30°C days per year. Under SSP2, “Winterpeg” Manitoba is projected to see 0 days below -30°C by the:

  1. 2040s
  2. 2060s
  3. 2100s
  4. never

Take your best guess, then scroll down to the bottom of this newsletter to find the answer.

Updates from the regional partners is a collaboration between Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), the Computer Research Institute of Montréal (CRIM), Ouranos, the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC), the Prairie Climate Centre (PCC), and HabitatSeven.

Below are some noteworthy updates from our partners.

Register for the CLIMAtlantic Conference: Advancing Adaptation Action in Atlantic Canada

WHEN: Wed. May 24, 2023, 9am-5pm AST

WHERE: Crowne Plaza, 1005 Main St., Moncton, NB (in person and online)

This one-day, bilingual hybrid conference will showcase implemented adaptation work from across Atlantic Canada, novel approaches to adaptation, examples of how people have overcome barriers and obstacles, approaches to broaden the conversation, and recent and on-going work to include nature in adaptation work.

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Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC)

Introducing the Design Value Explorer – Integrating Future Climate Data into the Built Environment 

Calling all building sector professionals! We are pleased to invite you to an interactive climate change training session on PCIC’s newest web-based tool – the Design Value Explorer (DVE). The DVE is the result of a collaborative project between PCIC, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Infrastructure Canada, and the National Research Council of Canada.

Register today…

Adaptation Futures 2023: Registration is open!

From October 2 to 6, 2023, more than 1500 members of the climate change adaptation community from around the world will gather in Montreal for the largest networking event around adaptation in years.

180 sessions, master classes and field visits will address themes such as migration, habitat, coasts, fisheries, agriculture, water, energy, finance, education, NBS, local and indigenous knowledge, equity and justice…

Be there! Register now for early bird rate and access cutting-edge knowledge to shape the future of adaptation.

Quiz Answer

By analyzing climate model data running the SSP2-4.5 scenario (aka the “medium” carbon scenario available on it appears likely that this location will experience zero -30°C days starting in the 2040s. From the year 2043 onwards, median projections consistently show zero -30°C days.

Of course, this is the long-term average. In reality, due to variability in the climate system, the actual number of cold days per year will fluctuate. Throughout the historical period, the number of -30 days has also fluctuated. By the way, 1875 holds the record for the most -30 days, totalling 55!

Cold weather, while maybe not the most pleasant for citizens, is a crucial facet of Canadian life. Understanding future winter changes is vital, as they impact health, safety, local flora and fauna, outdoor pursuits like ice fishing and skiing, infrastructure design, and transportation and energy consumption.

You can analyze historical and future climate data for your region by visiting

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