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Climate

Dawson Creek is located in The Boreal Plains Ecozone. It is part of the flat Interior Plains of Canada, a northern extension of the Great Plains of North America. The subdued relief consists of lowlying valleys and plains stretching across the mid portions of Manitoba and Saskatchewan, and continuing through almost two thirds of Alberta, including the South Peace. The majority of the surface waters are part of three watersheds: those of the Saskatchewan River, the Beaver River, and Peace, Athabasca, and Slave rivers’ watershed.

The ecozone has traditionally been viewed by some as the next untapped resource frontier. The ecozone’s relative remoteness and absence of large population centres has resulted in little comprehensive scientific study.

The Peace Lowland ecoregion is characterized by a unique climate, marked by warmer summers than the surrounding areas. The mean annual temperature is 0.5°C. The mean summer temperature is 15°C and the mean winter temperature is -14°C. The mean annual precipitation ranges from 350–600 mm.

Hours of Bright Sunshine Per Month (30 Year Average)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Hrs 75.9 112.9 168 235.5 280 296 310 273.5 170 144.5 85 62

Average Temperatures

  High Low
January -7.2 -19.0
February -3.9 -16.5
March 0.9 -10.9
April 10 -3.1
May 16.4 2.1
June 20.1 6.9
July 22.2 8.9
August 21.5 7.2
September 16.2 3.3
October 9.0 -2.4
November -1.5 -12.2
December -5.3 -16.8

Extremes

Maximum Temperature 22-Jul-06 35.0°C
Minimum Temperature 29-Dec-92 -49.2°C
Rainfall 11-Jun-90 75.2 mm
Snowfall 17-Aug-73 35.3 cm
Wind speed 02-Nov-78 87.0 km/h
Wind-chill 15-Jan-71 -57.0°C
Humidex 31-Jul-71 39.2
Snow Depth 06-Feb-82 86.0 cm

Annual Precipitation

January 34.2 cm Snowfall
July 84.9 mm Rainfall
Elevation 654.70 m 2,147.96 ft
Yearly Snowfall 172.7 cm  

Daily Temperatures

  January July
High -7.2°C 22.2°C
Low -19.0°C 8.9°C
Average -13.1°C 15.5°C