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Canada Weather Map and Long John Index Summary - November 24, 2015

Canada Wide ForecastColin MacIntyreComment

Well the name of the game today is SNOW! It's snowing pretty much from the Rockies to the Atlantic, with Quebec City, Iqaluit, and the BC Coast being the Outliers. Fortunately, you all saw this coming, and put your Winter Tires on after Thanksgiving right? RIGHT??

Long John Index Values Observed at 07:00 MT

Long John Index of 1 ( 0 to -9 C) -  Regina, Thunder Bay, Sudbury, Kingston, Toronto, Halifax, Charlottetown

Long John Index of 2 ( 0 to -9 C )  + double digit windchill) - Edmonton, Calgary, Fort McMurray, Lethbridge, Red Deer, Saskatoon, Winnipeg,  Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Fredericton

Long John Index of 3 ( -10 to -19 C) - Grande Prairie, Timmins, Whitehorse, Inuvik

Long John Index of 4 ( -20 to -29 C) - Yellowknife, Iqaluit, Alert

Long John Index of 5 ( -30 to - infinite) - Nope!

Freepasses ( No Long John Index) - Sarnia, St. John's, Kamloops, Vancouver, Victoria

Long John Index Summary - November 23, 2015

Canada Wide ForecastColin MacIntyreComment

HOLY FROSTED WINDSHIELDS! It's the Coldest day of the 2015 - 2016 Winter Season so far! Some surprisingly SUPER cold spots this morning. Here is how the Country looks this morning ( and by this morning we mean 7am MT)

Long John Index of 1:  ( 0 to -9 Degrees Celsuis) Kamloops, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal and Fredericton

Long John Index of 2: ( 0 to -9 degrees with a windchill) Fort McMurray, Red Deer, Grande Prairie, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Sudbury, Kingston, Ottawa and Quebec City

Long John Index of 3: (-10 to - 19 degrees Celsius) Iqaluit, Kitchener, Timmins

Long John Index of 4: ( -20 to -29 degrees Celsius) Inuvik, Whitehorse, Yellowknife, Alert)

Long John Index of 5: ( -30 to -1,000,0000 degrees celsius) None

Free Passes ( No Long John Index): Victoria, Vancouver, Halifax, Charlottetown, St Johns)

2015 - 2016 Winter Season Preview

Canada NewsColin MacIntyreComment

Good News everybody! Winter is back!

Okay sure there isn't 20 feet of snow on the ground, and the temperature hasn't dropped 900 degrees ( at least, not the provinces), but we here at the Long John Index feel the temperatures are cold enough that we are declaring the 2015 - 2016 Winter Season officially open! 

Now there are reports that this winter will be somewhat mild  for most of Canada, but be that as it may, we still have a number of fun things planned, Including:

  • The Canada Weather Maps - They will start once the daytime highs hold steady around a Long John Index of 1
  • The Canada Wide Forecast-  This will be on the blog, as per tradition!
  • Snapchat - we are at longjohnindex on Snapchat! More snaps to come
  • Photo contests - You win a Long John Index Toque! Contest details to come!
  • Long John Index Guide to Winter - Our very own ebook! Currently progress. Release details to come.
  • The Long John Index (online) will be 6 years old in January 2016! 6 YEARS OLD! There will be cake!
  • More T Shirts and maybe Bunnyhugs?

As always, you can follow along on Twitter and Facebook, or send us an email! Here is to a great winter! 


Now Available - Long John Index T Shirts from TeeSpring

Colin MacIntyreComment

OKAY so its a bit warm out to enjoy your Long Johns ( or perhaps, your Long John Index Toque), but it's PERFECT to Enjoy a 'Long John Index ' T Shirt! 

The shirts are perfect for any social or business event, wedding ceremony ( looking at you, Wedding Party) as well as legal proceeding.

You can order yours in either Mens or Ladies sizes! Sorry nothing for your Dog/Cat/Moose/Horse just yet! JUST head on over to  TeeSpring  and check it out! The campaign Ends July 23rd! 


Colin MacIntyreComment

Well Buddies it's been another great winter season, but IT'S warm enough now that we have pack up and make way for those punks at the UV Index (who think they are so big, just cuz they are on sunblock bottles). 

As always, we don't shut down completely, and will keep an eye on things across the Dominion! 

We wanted to give a big thanks to a couple people, who made this year a bit extra special:

Gregg Beever - Super talented designer, who did the new 'Long John Index Info Graphic' ( which you can see here .  People loved it! Thanks Gregg

Sally Poulsen - Also super talented designer as well as genius code person, who did a lot of work on the Long John Index widget . You rock Sally! Thank yoooooou!

AND FINALLY, Thanks to you for all your tweets, shares, favorites and comments! Have a great spring and summer season, and we will see you next Winter!!