Huge snowfall in region last week nowhere near record breaking
Last week’s snowfall, while significant, didn’t even come close to breaking records, according to Southeast Fire centre’s weather forecaster Ron Lakeman.
He said Jan. 18 saw 26 cm of snow in a 24-hour period, compared to the record of 43.7 cm on Jan. 9, 1969.
“It was a good snowfall, but we’ve certainly seen more,” he said. “We were on track for one of the coldest Januarys, with subzero temperatures for the first 16 days of the month, (mean temperatures of roughly -8 or -9) … but obviously, that has changed now.”