Nova Scotia

Halifax storms dump more snow than White Juan in 2004

The last two snowstorms — in just three days — have dumped more snow on Halifax than 2004's massive snowstorm White Juan, according to CBC meteorologist Peter Coade.

2 storms in 3 days leave Halifax and parts of Nova Scotia buried

The last two snowstorms have dumped more snow on Halifax — in just three days — than 2004's massive snowstorm White Juan, according to CBC meteorologist Peter Coade.

"Heavy snow, blowing snow and high winds accompanied this [latest] system. General amounts were in the 30 to 60 centimetre range. However, there is one unconfirmed report of 75-plus centimetres in the Halifax region," he said. 

White Juan, as 2004's storm came to be known, was a hurricane-strength nor'easter blizzard that hit Nova Scotia five months after Hurricane Juan devastated parts of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. That storm dropped as much as a metre of heavy snow. 

Coade said it's "quite likely" that many 24-hour snowfall records were set yesterday in numerous Nova Scotia communities.

Carolyn Conrad, 78, said she's getting sick of digging out her Halifax home again and again.

"I'm getting pretty fed up. I mean, look, where can you throw it anymore? It's terrible. When I was young, they used to tow it away. They had a snowblower and they would cut down the banks and that — they don't do that anymore," she said.

"This is the worst we've had."

Windy conditions are expected to persist Thursday, resulting in blowing snow and reduced visibility. 

Many cancellations have been reported across the province. 

The weight of all that snow also resulted in two roof collapses in Halifax.


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