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Table 3 Indicator weights, thresholds currently in use, and the present study in the Greater Montreal area

From: A heat-health watch and warning system with extended season and evolving thresholds

Geographical area Season Lag Indicator weights Thresholds (°C) Performance results
α0 α1 α2 sTmax sTmin Sensitivity (%) FA/year
Greater Montreal area2
[12]
May–September 2 0.4 0.4 0.2 33 20 100 0.12
The present study (median result) May–September 1 0.8 0.7* 0.2 0.3* n.a 32 21 100 0.10
  1. 2: Excludes Laurentides, *: represents α0 and α1 of Tmin, n.a: there is no α2 in the case of the present study