First Snow-Free November in 162 years - Let's Make It So

snowflakeI like records. Toronto's going for a pretty awesome one today. If we can make it to midnight without a snowflake falling from the sky, it will be our first snow-free November in 162 years.

(David) Phillips said that besides the lack of snow, this November has been warmer, drier and has had about 30 per cent more sunshine than ones in the past.

Temperatures have been about three degrees above the seasonal average and we have had about 45 per cent of normal precipitation, he said.

Those facts, plus the lack of smog means November was "the best month ever," he said.

The new numbers come from the oldest weather station in Canada, currently located at the University of Toronto campus.

We can do this, Toronto!

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twins from bolton

GO for it T DOT, even though we had snow 2-3 weeks ago, though just a dusting.

November 30, 2009 @ 1:36 PM


Mike, I think they are talking measureable snow....Buffalos record for longest into the season with no measureable snow is December 3rd, we aint gonna make it but close enough

November 30, 2009 @ 1:39 PM


I was in Markham, and there was SOMETHING falling from the sky not too long ago... I guess it never made it south of Steeles. Also, it didn't stay on the ground at all.

November 30, 2009 @ 2:34 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

This streak isn't talking about measurable snow, but any snow falling from the sky. There have been a few years without measurable snow in November.

November 30, 2009 @ 2:47 PM

Mississauga Blogger

Snowflakes this afternoon in south east Mississauga.

November 30, 2009 @ 3:05 PM

twins from bolton

Snowflakes here now but hope nothing south of WHY 7!!

November 30, 2009 @ 8:02 PM


Pay back is going to be a bitch!! Not looking forward to the next 3 months. Oh wait.........I forgot I'm in Florida!

December 1, 2009 @ 7:18 PM

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