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Canada's Weather

The Climate that Shapes a Nation

by (author) Chris Clair

Firefly Books
Initial publish date
Oct 2012
Weather, Environmental Science
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    Publish Date
    Oct 2012
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    Publish Date
    Oct 2012
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A comprehensive guide to weather phenomena in Canada.

Canada's Weather explores the fascinating science and history of Canada's weather from coast to coast to coast.

Written by the Weather Network's popular weekend man, Chris St. Clair, it's organized in four seasonal sections and by Canada's distinct weather regions: the West Coast, the North, the Prairies, Ontario and Quebec, and the Atlantic region.

A total of 46 scientific illustrations complement St. Clair's careful and basic explanations of the universal principles of weather, and there are 197 photographs that show the power and beauty of Canada's weather reality.

With a unique perspective, St. Clair gives the full forecast on Canada's meteorological state of affairs, including:

  • The progression of weather from east to west
  • Extreme weather events
  • Large-scale and small-scale weather events
  • How Canadians have turned the weather to their advantage
  • How geography and topography affect weather
  • Tools of weather watching, measurement and forecasting
  • Climate change
  • Facts, trivia, proverbs and quotes about weather.

Canada's Weather is a fascinating reference to Canadian weather phenomena for home, office or school.


About the author

by Chris St. Clair

Chris Clair's profile page

Editorial Reviews

A sure-fire winner... A great family-oriented book to help encourage younger readers to be inspired by the science of weather predicting and reporting.

Halifax Chronicle Herald

No one has more to say about the weather than St. Clair with his long-standing role on the Weather Network.

North Shore News

The amazing coverage of topics, the photographs, diagrams and maps contribute to an entertaining and informative book.

Lethbridge Herald

Wonderful photography... beautifully produced.

Daily Gleaner Fredericton

No one has more to say about the weather than Chris St. Clair with his long-standing role on the Weather Network. The book is filled with weather trivia...but there is more than just facts. St. Clair gives explanations of how weather systems work. Through illustrations and photographs, we gain understanding of how events like tornadoes are born. The four seasons are depicted across the country, showing the best and worst of the weather. There is a special section devoted to Canadian weather disasters.

North Shore News

For general readers, St. Clair, a weather forecaster on The Weather Network, offers a guide to Canada's weather that explains why it occurs, how it works, and how it affects the country's residents. Along with many color illustrations and photos of phenomenon, he describes weather in the different seasons, forecasting, weather disasters in the country's history, and climate change.

SciTech Book News

When May brings both snowstorms and heat waves, it's no wonder the weather is a popular topic of conversation... As meteorologist Dave Phillips writes in the foreword, weather is "our national soap opera." This book helps you understand the plot.

Good Times