Wolfville Meteorological Station
How's the weather?
Have you ever wondered what the weather was like in Wolfville on this day 100 years ago? Now you can find out! Has it changed much? What does this tell us about global warming and the impact environmental changes are making all over the world? We'll leave it to you to find out!
The Wolfville Meteorological Station, run by the Canadian Government, began operating as early as 1910. Its original location is unknown, but in 1912 an observatory was built at Acadia University in the field behind Chipman House, and the Meteorological Station may have been in this location. It is uncertain how long the Meteorological Station operated, but the Acadia Observatory was torn down in the early 1960s, seemingly to make room for the new men’s residence, Eaton House. Luckily the records survived.
The Archival Records
The Wolfville Meteorological Station recorded details about the weather on a daily basis, including wind speed and direction, precipitation, records of sunshine, barometric readings, and other observations. Our holdings include records dating from about 1913-1949.
Check out the "Get the Records" box in the left column for a Finding Aid link to get the full story on the Wolfville Meteorological Station and view the digital copies of these records.