It’s been a snowy 2019 so far, to say the least, and now the Weather Network is providing proof that we really have been seeing an above average winter — at least in terms of snowfall.
Calgary has already surpassed its average seasonal snowfall total that usually takes a full winter to collect, and there’s still plenty more time for the snow to pile up even higher.
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As of February 26, Calgary had seen 138 cm of snowfall throughout winter 2018/2019, marking 107% of the usual average.
Seeing as we’ve still got about 20 days left until the start of spring (and it’s not like spring snow is much of a rarity here in Calgary) we expect the 2018-2019 season to surpass the average even more.
Calgary is joined by Brandon, Manitoba (113% over at 133 cm), Toronto, Ontario (103% over at 112 cm), and, surprisingly, Victoria, BC (210% over at 70 cm) as the Canadian cities that have already exceeded their average winter snowfall totals this year.
It has been a record-breaking winter in many ways for YYC, with a colder February than has ever been recorded, more consistently snowy days than we’ve seen in decades, and a month-long stretch where the city had not been above freezing once.
That said, hope, apparently, is on the horizon.