Winnipeg's winter worst in Canada: Environment Canada

Winnipeggers walk during a winter storm that brought high winds and snow to Winnipeg on Feb. 11,...

Winnipeggers walk during a winter storm that brought high winds and snow to Winnipeg on Feb. 11, 2014. (Chris Procaylo/QMI Agency)

Kristin Annable, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:11 PM ET

WINNIPEG — While this was a hellish winter for Canadians across the board, Winnipeg had the worst of them all.

Those in Toronto, Calgary, and the East Coast may have languished during the winter's frigid temperatures and heavy snowfalls, but they still had nothing on Winnipeg.

Winnipeg topped the list of major Canadian cities outside of the Arctic for coldest winter temperature average, a fact many residents probably wouldn't be surprised about after enduring four months of poorly plowed roads and frozen pipes.

"While everyone had a colder than normal winter, Winnipeg had the worst," said Matt MacDonald, a meteorologist with Environment Canada. "And Winnipeg's seen colder."

Temperatures from December to February averaged only -20.3 C, the third coldest winter Winnipeg has seen in more than a century.


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