Canada is Cold
by Joe Moore
(Los Angeles, CA, USA)
Coming to Canada?
I go to Canada once per month. My first visit was in July of last year - the temerature was about 55 degrees (F). I was traveling to Canada from Southern California where the temperature was 103 degrees (F).
Before I go to Canada, I always check the weather map and the 10 day forecast so that I know how to pack for my trip. (e.g., http://www.accuweather.com/en/ca/calgary/t2g/daily-weather-forecast/52479 )I'm a big believer in carry on luggage only...therefore I pack for maximum efficiency. If the weather sneaks up on me while I am in Canada then I just buy warmer clothes while I am up there.
I'm surprised by the quality of the weather maps between the US and Canada. For example the map above is of very low resolution. Most US weather maps are of a much higher quality.
Other than the cold - I have never met a Canadian I did not like - they are always so welcoming and hospitable.Barry's Response
Thanks Joe. I'm glad we've got something going for us. The Canadian government often has decent budgets and can update their resources to keep up with the times. Sometimes, however, corporate America shows themselves to be the leaders at most everything...including weather forecasting and dissemination.
We like and trust our systems up here, though. Thanks again for your input. Here is a bit more about the Canadian weather service.Search
this site for more information now.