If this past October felt especially chilly to you, it’s because it was.
With an average temperature of 5.64 degrees, the month was two one-hundredths of a degree cooler than October 2009, the second coldest October on record.
A list of Vernon’s 10 coldest Octobers was posted on Twitter by YVE-Weather-Records. The account belongs to Rolf Campbell, an Ottawa-based weather historian who uses statistics from Environment Canada to generate alerts and forecasts across Canada, posting them on social media.
— YVE Weather Records (@YVE_Weather) November 4, 2019
It’s the third October in a row to crack the top 10 list: October 2017’s average of 6.35 degrees ranks sixth, while 2018’s average of 6.71 degrees ranks seventh.
According to Campbell’s statistical analysis, the normal average temperature for a Vernon October is between 6.05 and 9.08 degrees, making this year’s average certifiably chilly.
— YVE Weather Records (@YVE_Weather) November 3, 2019
A software designer in Kanata, Ottawa, Campbell has Twitter accounts for 26 Canadian cities which regularly churn out weather statistics. His Twitter accounts can be found on his website at RolfsWeather.ca.