Yesterday was a bit of a landmark. Until then, visits to this blog from all ten Canadian provinces and two of its three territories had been recorded. The total was over 5380 visits from over 370 different places in Canada. But, there had been no recorded visit from Nunavut - a huge, mostly barren, sparsely populated territory in the far northern part of Canada.
A visit has now come from Cambridge Bay in Nunavut. Second only to Tromsø, Norway, it is one of the most northerly places in the world from where a visit has been recorded. However, while Tromsø wins by a small margin on distance north, Cambridge Bay wins on coldest weather. The climate in Cambridge Bay is characterized as being "polar". In Tromsø, it is merely "subarctic".
As of 10:00 am today, Cambridge Bay was showing a temperature of -9°F (-23°C). Concurrently, Vista Atenas where we live in Costa Rica was showing a temperature of 85.5°F (29.7°C). Both Tromsø and Cambridge Bay could be jealous of that.
Meanwhile, first visits to this blog have also come from three new countries: Angola and Guinea‑Bissau in Africa, and Lebanon in the Middle East. The total number of identified countries is now 110.
|Cambridge Bay, Nunavut (www.climatechangenunavut.ca)|