Edmonton set a new daily snowfall record on Sunday, chalking up 14 cm of fresh powder through the day, and smashing a record set back in 1975 (solar minimum of weak cycle 20).
The hefty helping of snow turned Alberta’s capital into a winter wonderland — with the start of winter still a few weeks off!
14 cm fell on Sun Dec 2 alone, annihilating the previous record of 4.3cm set back in 1975.
Heavy accumulating snow continued through Sunday night, meaning Edmonton residents awoke to a significant 20cm of snow Monday morning.
— Det. Nigel Phillips (@det_phillips) December 3, 2018
And it wasn’t just Edmonton suffering wintry weather this weekend.
Cold and snow also swept through the rest of Alberta…
— յσηαϯհαη (@Jonleescholes) December 2, 2018
Everyone is enjoying the snow and excited about winter being here! Our students are working hard to get the basketball court shoveled so that they can get back to playing. Thanks for the help. #Alberta #yeg #LetItSnow #epsb pic.twitter.com/f7FfDoR1Ya
— Hilwie Hamdon School (@HilwieSchool) December 3, 2018
…as well as into Saskatchewan.
— NinjaCat🏒 (@ninjacathockey) December 2, 2018
While snow will taper off through the day on Monday, cold air sinking down into the province — and the rest of the Prairies — will make sure what’s already on the ground sticks around, at least into the weekend.
Grand Solar Minimum