An unprecedented early-season snowstorm has left parts of Canada buried beneath two feet of snow — the most recent in a barrage of fall snowstorms to hit the country. And there’s more on the way.
“Snow in Alberta is not uncommon this time of year,” said Kim MacDonald, from the Weather Network of Canada. But “the amount has been unprecedented.”
“The one day record in October was broken with 32.8cm falling on Tuesday October 2,” reads Environment Canada’s summary.
“The previous record was 29.7cm set on October 4, 1914.
“Meanwhile, the highest October 2nd snowfall reported before this was a mere 4.6 cm in 1954.”
32.8 cm of snow at Calgary Airport yesterday made it the snowiest Oct day on record since 1881, beating 29.7 cm on Oct 4, 1914. It was also the 7th snowiest day of all-time since 1881. 30cm snow depth this morning is also an Oct record, beating 23cm on Oct 22, 1957. #abstorm #yyc pic.twitter.com/jLlSUjNQJc
— Weatherlogics (@weatherlogics) October 3, 2018
More on the Way
Another shot of Arctic air will descend upon the province as an area of high pressure sets up across northern Alberta on Monday.
At the same time, a Pacific low is forecast to track through central British Columbia Monday through Tuesday night.
The result will likely be another round of accumulating snow through southern Alberta from Red Deer southward through Calgary and to the U.S. border.
Snow is building, welcome to the Grand Solar Minimum.
Stay tuned for updates.