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Alberta: Snowfall Breaks Century Old Record — More “Heavy Snow” in the Forecast

Between midnight Oct 1 through midnight Oct 2, the Calgary International Airport reported a snow total of 38cm. Meteorologist for Environment Canada Brian Proctor said they haven’t seen a barrage of snow like that in October for well over 100 years.

“The previous record for October for any one day was 29.7cm set way back on Oct 4, 1914,” said Proctor.

Last Tuesday’s total, “really blew away the old record by nearly 10cm.”

Proctor adds that it wasn’t only the Foothills region that got covered.

“Some of the other really significant amounts were Bragg Creek which got 60cm, Canmore got anywhere from 40-50cm, out in the Kananaskis region they reported upwards of 60cm on the town-site, Coalman got 35-40cm and Exshaw reported 45-50cm.”

The forecast anticipates further heavy snowfall early this week as arctic air continues to hold well south.

Snow is building, as predicted — the Grand Solar Minimum continues its intensification.


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