Imagine the global headlines if this was record heat in summer. Cold weather gets far less international attention. Locals are used to snow but not this much all at once.
You weren’t imagining it – the snowstorm which began Friday dumped a record amount of powder on Vancouver, according to Environment Canada.
Preliminary estimates reckon a huge 12 cm of snow fell on Vancouver on Friday, breaking the previous record of 10.7 cm back in 1946, reports the Daily Hive.
OK, we know it’s not anything like the depths of white stuff they get in Toronto or Montreal, but hey, we’ll take it as that’s a 71-year record!
More snow records were broken around British Columbia this weekend too. Notably, Abbotsford got 20 cm of snow on both Saturday and Sunday, breaking the old records for those dates of 7.6 cm set in 1957, and 11.9 cm set in 1949, respectively.
Meanwhile, in Sparwood, Monday’s record has already been broken, with a whopping 60 cm of snow falling since midnight already today.That’s more than three times the old daily record of 18.3 cm, set in 1999. Imagine the powder hitting nearby Fernie right now.
Here’s the full rundown of the snowfall records beaten in BC over the past few days, according to Environment Canada:
The report continues here.