Extreme Weather 

Record Snowfall Buries Parts of Alberta

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.

And it wasn’t just Edmonton suffering wintry weather this weekend.

Cold and snow also swept through the rest of Alberta…

…as well as into Saskatchewan.

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.


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