Alberta 'most comfortable' climate in the country: Environment Canada

People take a dog for a walk in Terwillegar dog park in Edmonton, Alta. on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013....

People take a dog for a walk in Terwillegar dog park in Edmonton, Alta. on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (Codie McLachlan/QMI Agency)

Jenna McMurray, Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 4:31 PM ET

Snowy and cold are at least two adjectives that can be used to describe Alberta’s winters, but residents there can take comfort in knowing they’re actually among Canada’s luckiest residents when it comes to weather, Environment Canada says.

Alberta has held in past years and continues to hold the top spot in a ranking of the country’s provinces and territories when it comes to most comfortable weather, said David Phillips, senior climatologist with Environment Canada.

Phillips said the provinces and territories received points based on how they stacked up in a number of weather categories that are considered to factor into a climate’s overall level of comfort.

The categories include mildest winters, springs and autumns, fewest wet days, lowest overall humidity, sunniest days, and most hours of sunshine, among others.

“If comfort is what you want, Alberta is where you should go,” said Phillips.


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