Blast of Winter Turns Alberta White and Frozen

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Saturday, March 31, 2018
branches, landscape, snow
The winter storm that has been raging across Alberta has left significant snowfall and sent temperatures in a downward spiral.

Here is a summary of snowfall reports received by Environment and Climate Change Canada:  
  • Jasper National Park (Icefields Parkway): 15-20 cm
  • Drayton Valley: 13 cm
  • Lake Louise: 13 cm
  • Henderickson Creek: 11 cm
  • Grande Cache: 10 cm
  • Jasper townsite: 10 cm
  • Edson: 10 cm
  • Kananaskis valley: 10 cm
  • Banff townsite: 9 cm
  • Exshaw: 8 (as of 2 p.m.) cm
  • Horburg: 8 cm
  • Rocky Mountain House: 8 cm
  • Nordegg: 8 cm
  • Whitecourt: 5 cm

Here are new low temperature records:
Cold Lake
New record of -21.7 
Old record of -21.2 set in 2014 
Records started in 1952 
Fort McMurray
New record of -34.4 
Old record of -33.9 set in 1969 
Records started in 1908 
High Level
New record of -33.6 
Old record of -33.3 set in 1969 
Records started in 1962

Based on EC Data



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