Record-setting blizzard paralyzes Labrador

More snow in a matter of hours than YEARLY totals for many major Canadian cities

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A record-setting blizzard shut down parts of Labrador, forcing the closures of roads, government offices and flights Tuesday, as well as schools.

The potent storm had already slammed Ontario and Quebec with widespread, heavy snow last weekend.

After picking up 75 cm of snow from just one potent storm, Happy Valley-Goose Bay has now officially outsnowed several major Canadian cities’ annual snowfall totals. That’s more snow than what somewhere like Nanaimo, British Columbia would see in an entire year.

It’s an historic early season snowfall for the books, breaking several significant records for the region. Those records include the snowiest day in November history and the largest two-day November snowfall.

At one point, the snow was falling at an astonishing rate of 5-10 cm per hour.

See video:
https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/news/article/labrador-outsnows-several-major-canadian-cities-annual-snowfall-totals-in-one-potent-storm

See video:
https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/news/article/photos-labrador-buried-under-historic-70-cm-of-snow-towns-shut-down

Thanks to CB and Winston Smith for these links

 


5 thoughts on “Record-setting blizzard paralyzes Labrador”

  1. Mongolia, 2020/11/25. Dzud is possible in Bayankhongor, Uvurkhangai, Dundgovi and Gobi-Altai. The Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Environmental Research has released a variety of ground observation and satellite data related to droughts, snowstorms and dzuds. As of November 20, more than 50 percent of the area was covered with snow.
    Of these, Altai, Khangai, Khentei, Khuvsgul highlands, Kharkhiraa Turgen mountains, Khan Khukhii mountain range more than 20 cm. (..)
    According to the dzud risk map, about 40 percent of the country is at high risk (maximum 6.0%, high 30.4%) and about 30 percent (28.2%) is moderately at risk. Out of this, the risk of dzud is very high in Bayankhongor aimag, eastern Gobi-Altai, Uvurkhangai and Dundgovi as a whole, and some areas of Umnugovi, Dornogovi, Tuv and Sukhbaatar aimags. In other words, winter and spring conditions are difficult in these areas.

  2. awesome broken records and NOT a damned mention on msm
    but if someone gets 3 days over 33c see it plastered globally

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