Nova Scotia

White Juan snow totals compared to 'March Madness'

The two winter storms this week are being compared to White Juan, the massive 2004 snow storm that shut down the Halifax region and many parts of Nova Scotia.

CBC meteorologist Kalin Mitchell has compiled some numbers

Norman MacLeod expresses his frustration with this latest series of winter storms. (Submitted by Norman MacLeod)

The two winter storms this week — what CBC meteorologist​ Kalin Mitchell has dubbed "March Madness" — are being compared to White Juan, the massive 2004 snow storm that shut down the Halifax region and many parts of Nova Scotia.

So what do the numbers say? Mitchell has been wading through them.

Here's the comparison:

(CBC)

*The Halifax/Shearwater comparison is a little tricky. While a report of 26 centimetres of snow was filed from Shearwater for the storm on the March 15, no report was available for the storm on March 18. If we take the highest local snowfall report around HRM for March 18 — 76 centimetres from Hammonds Plains — the two-storm total reaches 100 centimetres. If we take an average report from around HRM for March 18 — near 50 centimetres — the two-storm total reaches 76 centimetres.

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