Articles | Volume 24, issue 4
Research article
09 Apr 2020
Research article |  | 09 Apr 2020

Near-0 °C surface temperature and precipitation type patterns across Canada

Eva Mekis, Ronald E. Stewart, Julie M. Theriault, Bohdan Kochtubajda, Barrie R. Bonsal, and Zhuo Liu


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ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (23 Nov 2019) by Markus Hrachowitz
AR by Eva Mekis on behalf of the Authors (30 Dec 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (09 Jan 2020) by Markus Hrachowitz
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (10 Jan 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (14 Feb 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (17 Feb 2020) by Markus Hrachowitz
AR by Eva Mekis on behalf of the Authors (27 Feb 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (03 Mar 2020) by Markus Hrachowitz
Short summary
This article provides a Canada-wide analysis of near-0°C temperature conditions (±2°C) using hourly surface temperature and precipitation type observations from 92 locations for the 1981–2011 period. Higher annual occurrences were found in Atlantic Canada, although high values also occur in other regions. Trends of most indicators show little or no change despite a systematic warming over Canada. A higher than expected tendency for near-0°C conditions was also found at some stations.