Record snowfall in British Columbia

More than 2 feet (70 cm) of snow in some areas.

A strong November storm swept across the province over the weekend bringing heavy snowfall, strong winds and heavy rain.

Several records were broken on Sunday, November 19, according to Environment Canada.

Greatest daily snowfall
Fort St. John Area
New record 13.4 cm (5.3″)
Old record 10.0 cm (3.9″) set in 2012

Greatest daily precipitation
Squamish Area
New record 79.1 mm (3.11″)
Old record 70.6 mm (2.78″) set in 2009

Most snow on ground
Terrace Area
New record 53.0 cm (20.9″)
Old record 41.0 cm (16.1″) set in 1959

Chetwynd Area
New record 45.0 cm (17.7″)
Old record 40.0 cm (15.7″) set in 2006

Burns Lake Area
New record 24.0 cm (9.4″)
Old record 18.0 cm (7.1″) set in 1978

Storm Summary

Summary of snowfall accumulations in cm:

North Coast – Inland–
Terrace Airport: 70 (27.6″)
Legate Creek Weather Station: 59 (23.2″)
Kitimat Area: 50 to 60 (19.7″ to 23.6″)
Stewart Area: 30 (11.8)

Bulkey Valley and The Lakes Northwest–
Smithers Area: 20-30 (7.9″ to 11.8″)

Northeast BC–
Pine Pass: 56 (22.0″)
Chetwynd Airport: 21 (8.3″)
Fort St. John Airport: 15 (5.9″)
73 Mile Weather Station: 18 (7.1″)
Dawson Creek Area: 18 (7.1″)

Whistler–
Callaghan Valley: 53 (20.9″)
Whistler Sliding Centre: 45 (17.7″)
Whistler: 15 (5.9″)

Metro Vancouver–
Grouse Mountain: 32 (12.6″)

Summary of rainfall amounts in mm:

Metro Vancouver–
West Vancouver: 80 (3.15″)
Vancouver Harbour Centre: 74 (2.91″)
Coquitlam Area: 74 (2.91″)
Mission Area: 71 (2.80″)
Pitt Meadows Area: 50-60 (1.97″ to 2.36″)
Maple Ridge Area: 54 (2.13″)
Piit Meadows Airport: 51 (2.01″)
Eagle Ridge Highway Station: 43 (1.69″)
Point Atkinson: 43 (1.69″)
South Vancouver & Richmond Area: 30-40 (1.18″ to 1.57″)

Fraser Valley–
Hope Airport: 43 (1.69″)
Agassiz: 43 (1.69″)

Howe Sound–
Port Mellon: 104 (4.09″)
Squamish: 87 (3.43″)

East Vancouver Island–
Qualicum Beach: 43 (1.69″)
Comox: 36 (1.42″)

Sunshine Coast–
Powell River: 23 (0.91″)

Inland Vancouver Island–
Port Alberni Area: 100-115 (3.94″ to 4.53″)

North Vancouver Island–
Woss Camp: 97 (3.82″)
Fanny Island: 81 (3.19″)
Port Hardy Airport: 72 (2.83″)
Herbert Island: 60 (2.36″)

Central Coast–
Cathedral Point: 125 (4.92″)
Bella Bella Area: 92 (3.62″)
Bella Coola Area: 60 (2.36″)

https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/weathersummaries_e.html

Thanks to Terry Homeniuk for this link


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