Record snowfall in Sault Ste. Marie

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The third largest city in Northern Ontario set a new snowfall record Friday with 15¼ inches (38.7 cm).

Meanwhile, Sudbury was blanketed in more than 4½ inches (12 cm) of snow and North Bay received 9.6 cm.

A city of Sudbury official said the city would likely send out 59 snow plows Friday and an additional 20 sidewalk snow plows.

Thanks to Clay Olson for this link

9 thoughts on “Record snowfall in Sault Ste. Marie”

  1. During the so called wind storm NONE of the official weather stations even made it close to *storm* criteria.

  2. I live in Silverton and it depends on the storm track.

    If storms come from the SW then we usually get dumped on but lately storms have been weakening as soon as they hit the coast ranges and the National Weather Service has often this year posted advisories when none were needed.

    The last *failed* windstorm was the biggest bust so far out of many this year.

    Lately we have been under either stagnant high pressure that causes smog warnings or stagnant low pressure where we are under muck and yuck.

    The storm track this year has mostly favored British Columbia which one station east of Vancouver had over 10 inches of rain in October which is VERY freak.

  3. I noticed that Coos Bay, Oregon, has had over 82 inches of precip this year…way above the 64 inches it usually gets. Hopefully, the berry plants will grow above the 8 feet I saw them at this past fall!

  4. Normally under these *cold troughs* we flirt between light snow and clear skies with temps just below 32F at night giving/making frosty weather.

    I am not sure if Global Warming (NOT MANMADE!) or lack of clear skies are the suspect.

    Are we doomed this entire winter with no snow?

    1. Kyle, your comments caused me to wonder two things: What is your elevation?,
      and, what is your location’s orography; in other words, are you in a typically low precip. area(rain shadow), or do you usually receive orographic rain/snow?
      Pacific NW usually receives a lot more precip. than other parts of the country.
      But lowlands between inland mtn. ranges will generally receive less, airmass having been squeezed like a sponge from uplift, then expansion into lower elev., results in less precip. until the next uplift. With 16 years documented global cooling, your observations of warming must be something localized, perhaps compressional warming?

      1. Oops. I meant to reply to you and bear with me as this is a bit long. (actually a lot bit long)

        We live technically below the foothills but I live on the side of a hill which may partially explain why I am warmer at night.

        Downtown Silverton is practically in a hole with major urban heat despite being a small town and I have seen it rain heavier there then on top of the hill here when walking in stormy weather.

        Like I said the best storm track for us is straight from the South West or we get shafted and are usually the last to have fog burn off.

        350 feet. Salem is at 250 or so.

      2. Mcminnville Oregon is one of the colder spots in Yamhill county to the west over the Eloha hills.

        Hillsboro also gets pretty nippy when skies are clear and quite easily dip below freezing during December-Late Feb.

        Don’t know why the west side of the valley is so cold.

  5. Wish to say the same here.

    Global Warming plus lack of clear skies have preventing any real cold air setups especially over the Columbia Basin which any snow that DOES fall is not from Artic airmasses. We have none to support it.

    In fact
    We are suppose to be under a *cold trough* for the Pacific Northwest yet most observations are stuck between 36 and 40F.

    If this were 1950 we would be having rain/snow mix with 1-2 inches by morning under this type of pattern we are in.

    I do believe Global Warming is real but it’s NOT man made. It’s all natural fluctuations and we will get colder but it will take some (a lot) of time unless the big ice age happens fast.

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