Saint John smashes 52-year-old snowfall record
2015 winter snowfall beats previous record by almost 50 centimtres with more snow expected Saturday
Saint John has officially broken a 52-year-old snowfall record this winter.
More than 470 centimetres of snow has fallen this winter, surpassing the record of 424 centimetres that was set in 1962-63.
Don Farrell was born in 1948 and remembered the historic winter of 1963. He said everything looked bigger, including the snow banks.
Snow storms were front page news in newspaper articles from the time. Articles mentioned irritations like cars getting stuck.
The winter of 1963 had a late winter blast on March 19. But in a year with so much snow, the archives show only a few stories, unlike now.
"From things I've seen on the news, radio, online, it seems to me that we seem to talk about weather a lot more," said reference librarian Sarah Gladwell at the Saint John Free Public Library
"Particularly bad weather."
CBC meteorologist Peter Coade said a storm on Saturday could bring another 15-20 centimetres of snow, mixed with rain.