Fewer freezing days across Canada

Courtesy The Globe and Mail/Environment Canada

As most of us realize by now, the winter of 2010-11 was far more brutal than the current winter of 2011-12.

As above graphic shows, most major cities across Canada have had fewer freezing days (below 0 C) and the same holds true for extreme cold for cities in the far north (below -30 C).

Scientists say a positive Arctic oscillation is behind the above normal conditions since it allows polar air to stay north making for fewer cold outbreaks in the south.

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