Yesterday I did a post looking at Snowfall in Canada for January 2014. After that I wondered what was the snowiest month in Canadian history?
I chose two semi-arbitrary criteria. Lots of weather stations so after 1940. And the largest average snowfall for all stations combined.
January 1966 was at the top of that list. Map of snowfall in Canada for January 1966 from Environment Canada’s monthly summaries.
The size of the black dot in the top left corner represents 100cm of snow. KITIMAT TOWNSITE got 436.9cm in January 1966. For the non-metric, that is 172 inches.
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25 Snowiest Location in Canada January 1966 (Not Snow on the ground – Snowfall falling in one month)
|Prov||Stn_Name||Snowfall in cm|
|BC||GLACIER NP ROGERS PASS||343.1|
|BC||TAHTSA LAKE WEST||267|
|BC||BLUE RIVER NORTH||259.9|
|BC||ALTA LAKE 2||212.3|
|QUE||ST OCTAVE DE L’AVENIR||208.8|
|ALTA||WATERTON PARK HQ||203.6|
|NFLD||ST JOHN’S WEST CDA||193.6|
|BC||QUESNEL MOOSE HEIGHTS||193.3|
|BC||MALAKWA EAGLE R HATCHERY||193.2|