Charlottetown breaks snowfall record

Thanks to yesterday's 17-cm snowstorm, Charlottetown has cracked a weather record. A whopping total of 549.6 cm of snow has fallen this season, topping the previous record of 539 cm recorded in the winter of 1971-72.

Total since November reaches 549.6 cm, beating 539 cm in winter 1971-72

Thanks to yesterday's 17-cm snowstorm, Charlottetown has cracked a weather record. A whopping total of 549.6 cm of snow has fallen this season, topping the previous record of 539 cm recorded in the winter of 1971-72. (CBC)

It looks as if a new record for snowfall in one season has been set at the Charlottetown Airport.

Environment Canada is reporting 17 centimetres fell on Tuesday, bringing the total since snow started falling in November to 549.6 cm, well over the 539 cm recorded in the winter of 1971-72.

The record is still unofficial.

The amount of snow that fell during the season is particularly remarkable considering it was a green Christmas in Charlottetown. Only 13.4 cm fell in December.

Snowfall was also below average in January until a storm hit on the 27th. In the last five days of January, 45.2 cm fell, more than in the first 26 days in total.

A little more snow is forecast for Wednesday.

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MonthAverage2014-15
Charlottetown snowfall by month
November19 cm57.6 cm
December66 cm13.4 cm
January73 cm90.2 cm
February58 cm222.8 cm
March44 cm144 cm
April24 cm23 cm

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