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Calgary saw its eighth snowiest year in 2018

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Published on January 07, 2019 with No Comments

According to Ottawa-based weather historian Rolf Campbell, last year marked the eighth highest amount of snow recorded in Calgary, at 213.8 cm. That’s 54 per cent above the average of 138.5 cm, Campbell said. A leading daily from Calgary reported.  A couple of major snowstorms helped put 2018 among the top-10 snowiest years on record in Calgary.

Calgarians endured a record breaking snowfall during the early October storm, which which saw between 38 and 45 cm of precipitation blanket the region, resulting in collisions, stuck transit buses, traffic jams on highways outside the city and the activation of Calgary’s municipal emergency plan

The snowstorm, dubbed “Snowtober” on social media, ended up costing the city $ 2.5 million to clean up, including about $350,000 paid to other cities that sent snow-removal equipment to help clear the streets. Oct. 2 was Calgary’s snowiest day since 1981, and surpassed any other snowfall amount recorded on that date in Calgary.

The eighth-highest amount of snow that Calgarians saw in 2018 follows snowfall records ranging from 270.3 cm in 1951-the sowiest year on record-to 214.7 cm in 2003, No.2 on the list.

Also in the top seven are snowfall amounts recorded in 1945, 1924, 1955, 1996 and 1914.


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