You motivated me to look up some weather stats for our local
Hmm.... confirming what I know from my February visits to Ste-Emile-de-Suffolk, ta***nak, c'est froid la!
Although, I see that the 30 year period is 1971-2000, which does not include the warmest 10 years in recorded history here in North America.... I'm guessing statistics would skew notably if they were taken from 1981-2010.
Earlier in the thread, I made the rather naive observation that you, me and MLucas were at similar latitudes... not all that similar temperature-wise, apparently!
Looks like I don't have the knowledge to create a table... oh well, here are raw figures in degrees C... Potsdam figures from weather.com and US National Weather Service...
Place Dec Avg Low Jan Avg Low Feb Avg Low Dec Min Jan Min Feb Min
St-Anne-Des-Lacs -15 -19 -17 -35 -37 -37
Potsdam -9 -14 -13 -38 -41 -40
Niagara-on-the-Lake -5 -8 -7 -20 -26 -21