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“Williams Lake has never seen more snow fall in a 24-hour period than it did last Friday between Nov. 15 and Nov. 16,” says this article in the Williams Lake Tribune.

Read that again: “never seen more snow fall in a 24-hour period.”

The Williams Lake Airport received 51 cm (20 inches), with the next highest being the Coquihalla Summit where they received 35 cm (14 inches), and Allison Pass which received 32 cm (13½ inches).

The large snowfall took the city by surprise, said Kevin Goldfuss, director of municipal services.

“Who would have thought that we’d get such a major snow fall on Nov. 15?” asked Goldfuss. “Our day shift arrived at 5 a.m. to find eight to 10 inches of snow on the ground.”

More than 7,000 homes in the Williams Lake area lost power due to the heavy snowfall, said BC Hydro community relations co-ordinator Dave Mosure.

According to Environment Canada, the highest recorded snow fall for Williams Lake to date had been 42.7 cm on Jan. 7, 1961.

Williams Lake is a city in the Central Interior of British Columbia, Canada, says Wikipedia. It is the largest urban center between Kamloops and Prince George,

http://www.wltribune.com/news/232683941.html

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for this link

 

2 Responses to Record snowfall takes Canadian city by surprise

  1. Argiris Diamantis says:

    Chinese main roads in Xinjiang blocked by hundreds of stranded vehicules in 30 tot 50 cm of snow. http://www.readdailynews.com/news-5873808-Results-by-heavy-snow-in-Xinjiang-highway-assault-occasioning-hundred-vehicles-were-blocking.html
    http://news.securemymind.com/34112.html
    Three people died on Thursday after the season’s first heavy snowfall caused traffic and transport chaos in France. Amber warnings were also issued for snow in northern Spain. Widespread travel disruption. http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/feeds/25041914
    Bitter cold, deep snow hit parts of North Dakota
    Dangerous cold blanketed northwestern North Dakota on the heels of heavy snowfall in some areas.
    The National Weather Service on Thursday morning issued an advisory for wind chills in the region as low as 30 degrees below zero.
    Weather Service reports show that a system that crossed the state on Wednesday dropped as much as 6 ½ inches of snow in some areas. The state Transportation Department issued a travel alert for the northwest and north central parts of the state because of poor driving conditions.
    The Dickinson Press reports that the Highway Patrol closed a portion of state Highway 22 north of Killdeer on Wednesday because semitrailers in the oil patch were having problems navigating the hills in the Killdeer Mountains.
    http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/419047/group/homepage/
    The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has stopped restoration work of Kedarnath Temple, which was ravaged by the flash flood in June, after the doors of the sanctum sanctorum was closed due to snowfall and severe winter.
    http://post.jagran.com/ASI-stops-restoration-work-of-Kedarnath-temple-due-to-snowfall-1384931620
    Central Indiana sees record-setting snowfall
    http://www.wthr.com/story/21785339/central-indiana-sees-record-setting-snowfall

    The meteorogical winter hasn’t even started yet, but snowfall records are already broken in many places around the world. “Bitter cold, deep snow”, yep, the new Little Ice Age has already started. Let us hope it will remain a little one.

  2. Fred says:

    Obviously Global Warming at work.


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