Record snowfall in Calgary – Almost triple previous record

20 Dec 2017 – As much as 31 cm (just under a foot) of snow fell across Calgary since Tuesday afternoon, breaking the day’s previous snowfall record of 11.7 cm set 64 years ago in 1953.

The same storm blanketed much of southwestern Alberta, dumping 60 cm (2 ft) of snow on the hamlet of Beaver Mines, while nearby Castle Mountain Ski Resort saw 40 cm, and Okotoks just south of the city got 35 cm.

The snow also triggered a number of crashes, including two fatalities.

http://calgaryherald.com/news/traffic/emergency-crews-respond-to-multiple-collisions-in-calgary-area

Thanks to Clay Olson for this link


5 thoughts on “Record snowfall in Calgary – Almost triple previous record

  1. Meh. It was nothing. Light and fluffy stuff not the wet heavy kind we get in spring. We’ve had much worse. I moved here in 1980 and the weather was horrible. Me and everyone who lived here before the current warm spell knows how bad it will get when we return to the weather of the 1960s & 70s.

    Lots of greenhouses going in up here. Just because our temporary provincial government has drank the Guyana Punch doesn’t mean the rest of us have.

    • Good idea. Especially hydroponic greenhouses that can feed more than one family. At a market chain store in Yuma yesterday we had really great looking bell peppers at 69 cents US each. They were marked as greenhouse grown. Normally we get them from South America at sometimes twice that rate each this time of year.

      • Heh Ernest … go to 99c only (several locations in Yuma) and you can get them 6 or 7 for $2 (colored not green). Much of the produce available down here comes from Sonora now. But its quite cold here this week, touching near freezing this morning. A few years back, when pipes froze in Tucson …. the freeze killed a lot of winter produce hundreds of miles into Mexico.

  2. The number of snowfalls in Alaska is growing
    According to research, over the past 170 years in Alaska, the amount of snow has doubled.
    According to the portal pogodaiklimat.ru: scientists drilled two wells in Hunter Mountain in Denali National Park in the state of Alaska (USA). A study of the extracted ice rods has shown that, since about 1840, the amount of snow that fell in winter in the south of central Alaska has increased by 117%. The volume of summer snow has also increased by almost 50%.

    ”So far so good.
    (From now ahead … it’s global warming’s fault. You are guilty.
    Absence heat builds the cold, not heat builds the cold).

    Scientific models show that precipitation – rain or snow – increases due to global warming: warm air keeps more moisture. This is one of the reasons, but not the only one, scientists believe. Increased precipitation also gives a zone of low atmospheric pressure called the Aleutian Low (Aleutian Low) in the Bering Sea, driven by warm tropical oceans. It brings to the north of Alaska a stream of warm moist air.
    The current rate of snowfall in Alaska far exceeds its natural rate before the industrial revolution. The volume of snowfall changed when humanity began to throw greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, thereby heating the planet. This also led to a reduction in precipitation in Hawaii, the document says. At the same time, according to scientists, such a result will not necessarily repeat in other regions with similar conditions.

    http://www.meteo-tv.ru/news/Novosti-nauki/CHislo-snegopadov-na-Alyaske-rastet-/

  3. A foot (31cm = 1ft. + .52cm) of snow fell across Calgary since Tuesday afternoon, breaking the day’s previous snowfall record of 11.7 cm set 64 years ago in 1953…..

    The same storm blanketed much of southwestern Alberta, dumping 60 cm (almost 2 ft) of snow on the hamlet of Beaver Mines, etc…….

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