Canada’s coldest day ever in Snag Yukon 1947 – 63 °C







Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: February 3, 2014
Categories: General News

Today February 3, 2014 if you visit the Google Canada pages you will find the “Canada's coldest day ever Snag, Yukon 1947 −63 °C” Google Doodle on the Search Engine homepage. Today Google is celebrating a little bit of weather by their acknowledgement of the coldest day ever recorded in modern history in Canada.

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The temperature was recorded in Snag a small village in Beaver Creek, Yukon, Canada. On February 3, 1947, the coldest day ever in North America was recorded in the small village of Snag. The temperature on record were -63.9 °C or −83.0 °F depending if you measure in Celsius or Fahrenheit. There were 38.1 centimeters of snow on the ground which helped making it one of the coldest days in North American History.

Another town 180 km northeast of Snag, Fort Selkirk, claimed that their town have reached an even lower temperature of −65 °C (−85 °F), however this claim could not be confirmed awarding Snag the title of the coldest day ever measured in Canada. You can read more about

Snag

on the Wikipedia site.

Canada's coldest day ever Snag, Yukon 1947 −63 °C Google Doodle

Today’s Google Doodle makes me feel cold just by looking at it. The windows are all frosted up and someone have written the words “Google” on the window. There is a cat on the left side of the doodle sitting and looking through the frosted window. On the far right side there is a thermometer showing the temperature. Luckily it does not look like Canada will have the coldest day ever today again!