El Nino: The Cause For Warm Weather


The average temperature last week was a mild -8 C and environment Canada stated that this past November has been the eighth warmest on record in the territory.

Last year at this time the territory experienced temperatures ranging from -36 C to -40 C, but this past week temperatures have been at least a dozen or more degrees higher than normal.

So far this season Yellowknife has had only five days below -20 C, and last year by this time we had seen more that 17.

Executive Director, Craig Scott, from Ecology North, explains some animals and people that could be affected and what could be possibly influence northern weather.

Experts contribute a “Super El Nino” the cause of the unusual mixed weather. Although citizens will be enjoying the warmer weather it may affect northern roads and wildlife.