Climate data

Just in time for back to school with studies about the environment, science, or mathematics, you need to check out this new resource from Canadian Centre for Climate Services (and others).

It’s like everything you ever wanted to know about Canadian Climate but didn’t know where to turn or who to ask.

ClimateData.ca is a climate data portal produced collaboratively by the country’s leading climate organizations and supported, in part, by the Government of Canada. The goal of this portal is to support decision makers across a broad spectrum of sectors and locations by providing the most up to date climate data in easy to use formats and visualizations.

There’s plenty here to fuel your inner need to visualize and understand climate in your location and, well, anywhere else in Canada.

There are a number of different “Training Modules” if you want to start there. That’s not me though. I dove into looking at local climate and poked around and what was there and navigated intuitively. Then, I went back and worked my way through the modules.

Of course, you start at home.

If there’s any question that things are getting warmer, the graphs provided make it painfully clear. I really liked the ability to overlay the data on the province.

If you’re interested in exploring, local and country-wide, this is the place for you. If there were ever any questions about graphics telling a story, this site should solve that for you.

It’s earned a place in my bookmark collection for sure.

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