May 14, 2021

February 2019 Summary – A long cold month

The Alberniweather and Alberni Valley Climate Summary for February 2019


Catching up on this month… this post was actually written January 7 2020 but is back-dated so it makes sense in the grand scheme of things. 🙂

This month was notable for its long cold stretches. It was in fact quite a cold month with averages 2-3º C below normal. However, even though 9 records were set at the Airport, none of them took all-time marks for the day.

Daily and All Time Records Set

Set at the Airport* since 1994 and compared to other stations** for “All Time” since 1900.


Many record low temperatures. No others. 9 records lows in all but none eclipsed an all time.

  • Feb 4 low temp -8.4º C: #1 is -14.4º C at Beaver Creek in 1929.
  • Feb 5 low temp -9.8º C: #1 is -13.5º C at Robertson Creek in 1989.
  • Feb 6 low temp -9.3º C: #1 is -12.8º C at Beaver Creek in 1929.
  • Feb 10 low temp -11.2º C: #1 is -11.1º C at Beaver Creek in 1929.
  • Feb 11 low temp -13.9º C: #1 is -12.2º C at Beaver Creek in 1949.
  • Feb 13 low temp -8.2º C: #1 is -11.1º C at Beaver Creek in 1936.
  • Feb 14 low temp -10.2º C: #1 is -11.7º C at Beaver Creek in 1936.
  • Feb 26 low temp -8.9º C: #1 is -11.7º C at Robertson Creek in 1962.
  • Feb 27 low temp -7.7º C: #1 is -9.4º C at Beaver Creek in 1951/1955.

February 2019 City Station Data Comparisons

Mean Min, Mean, and Mean Max Temperature, 
Total Precipitation and Highest Wind



***Alberniweather rain gauge faulty. ****Alberni Elementary station offline. *****Nick’s data currently unavailable (not Nicks fault :)).

Monthly City and Airport Compared to Normal


Differences from Normal at Airport (Valley)

  • Airport* : -5.5º C, 0.6º C, 4.4° C77.8 mm, NNW 30 kph on 9th.
  • Normal 1981-2010 (Rbrstn Creek): -0.6º C, 3.0º C 6.6° C, 239.6 mm
  • Diff. from normal: -4.9° C, -2.4º C, -2.2º C-161.8 mm (32.5%)

Differences from Normal in City (Sea Level)

  • City Stations Average: -2.6º C, 0.4º C, 4.6º C,  66.7 mm
  • Normal 1971-2000 (Prt Alb A (Somass)): 0.1º C, 3.6º C 7.1° C, 260.1 mm
  • Diff. from normal: -2.5° C, -3.2º C, -2.5º C-193.4 mm, (25.6%)

Official Days of Precipitation at Airport*

Normal DaysDays This Month
>= 0.2 mm: 17.2 :  12
>= 5 mm:  10.2 : 5
>= 10 mm: 7.5 : 2
>= 25 mm: 3.2 : 1


* Is Compared to Robertson Creek 1981-2010 Normal - May use backup Environment Canada Data source at WeatherStats.ca to fill in missing reported days at Airport.

**^^ Missing Data from Airport, Alberniweather broke existing Airport record temperature. Temperature at Alberniweather will be different. Usually Alberniweather underestimates temperatures in summer compared to Airport.

** Short Term means since 1995 at the new AVRA Airport.  Airport Records are compared to the 30+ year weather stations of record since 1900 (1895 for rain) at Beaver Creek, Port Alberni "City" and Robertson Creek.  Note that records pre 1950 may be more likely to over-estimate high temperatures.