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April 5, 2013

Snowfall Records Canada March 2013

Filed under: Canada,Environment Canada Data,Snowfall — sunshinehours1 @ 8:16 AM
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The data is from the monthly summaries put out by Environment Canada.

Snowfall is in cm. About 2.5cm to the inch for the non-metric.

Many of these stations are new and only 2 or 4 years of data. But Edmonton Woodbend has 40 years of data and broke the old record by 19.5cm.

New Snowfall Records for March 2013  = Monthly Snowfall Total

Stn_Name Prov New Record (cm) Previous Record (cm) Difference Previous Record Year Years of Data
REGINA SIAST SNOW SASK 99.5 25 74.5 2005 8
PUKASKWA (AUT) ONT 47 7.5 39.5 1999 4
MOOSE JAW SNOW SASK 50.2 19.5 30.7 2005 9
BARRIE LANDFILL ONT 32.5 3.5 29 2012 2
OTTAWA INTL ONT 31.6 4.2 27.4 2012 2
UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA ME ALTA 58 32.4 25.6 2006 26
EDMONTON WOODBEND ALTA 71.1 51.6 19.5 2005 40
GAGETOWN A NB 41.9 22.7 19.2 2012 3
TYNE VALLEY 2 PEI 41 23.1 17.9 2012 2
ELMWOOD SNOW PEI 54.4 38.2 16.2 2012 2
WILLIAMS LAKE BC 34 18.4 15.6 1943 13
EDMONTON STONY PLAIN ALTA 68.4 53 15.4 1982 47
SCHANZENFELD MAN 51.4 36.4 15 1996 23
CORONACH SASK 88.4 74 14.4 1975 42
VIRDEN WATER MAN 28 15.3 12.7 2011 5
HOLLAND MAN 47 36.2 10.8 1995 29
LONG CREEK SNOW PEI 41.5 31.2 10.3 2012 2
OXBOW SASK 52.5 43.2 9.3 1964 63
ESTEVAN A SASK 57 47.9 9.1 1955 68
JAMESTOWN ONT 51.6 43 8.6 2008 7
ALBERTON SNOW PEI 38.6 30.4 8.2 2012 2
LETHBRIDGE CDA 2 ALTA 21 15 6 2009 7
HEDLEY N BC 12.2 6.6 5.6 2011 6
BELMONT MAN 57.3 52 5.3 2005 44
MIDALE SASK 60.7 55.7 5 1936 88
ROSSBURN 4 NORTH MAN 49 44 5 2008 27
PRINCE GEORGE STP BC 42.4 38 4.4 2002 38
PORTAGE ROMANCE MAN 27.9 24.3 3.6 2009 6
ROCK POINT SASK 36.8 33.6 3.2 1982 40
BALACLAVA ONT 53.7 50.8 2.9 2008 7
EUREKA NU 12 10.2 1.8 1980 65
BONNER LAKE ONT 84.8 83.4 1.4 1997 21
MORELL SNOW PEI 43.4 42.2 1.2 2012 2
CARMAN MAN 59 58 1 1979 48
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4 Comments »

  1. Reblogged this on The Next Grand Minimum and commented:
    The question now is how soon will it melt and farmers can get in to the fields to plant crops?

    Comment by Russ — April 5, 2013 @ 8:52 AM | Reply

  2. 88 years of data for Midale, and yet they still broke a record!

    On a side note, Environment Canada has changed the names of quite a few of their airports lately. For example, “Williams Lake A” is now simply called “Williams Lake.” This creates a problem when comparing the new “Williams Lake” to the old “Williams Lake” station that was around 60 years ago because the airport is more than 1,000 feet higher than the city. To highlight the difference 1,000 feet makes, Environment Canada lists Williams Lake as having the 10th coolest summer in Canada (of 100 cities), but if they were to use the “Williams Lake River” station at the valley bottom, Williams Lake would be ranked as one of the 25 warmest cities in Canada. A similar trend exists for snowfall, with the airport receiving more than twice the valley bottom’s snowfall.

    Comment by Glacier — April 5, 2013 @ 10:13 AM | Reply

    • Thanks for the info. I noticed they were bringing in new stations.

      A side note: In the older monthly summaries, weather for a couple of german sites were included because of the bases there. For some reason this months summary had data for SIOUX FALLS CLIMATE in South Dakota.

      I was trying to find out the max temp for each province and wondered why I’d never heard of Province Code SD before.

      Comment by sunshinehours1 — April 5, 2013 @ 1:10 PM | Reply

      • I sure hope they add a few more stations back because there were only 12 in the entire province of BC that recorded annual precipitation in 2012 (at one time there used to be more than 400 stations in the province)… http://forums.castanet.net/download/file.php?id=13879

        Comment by Glacier — April 5, 2013 @ 3:02 PM


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