Record Breaking Snowfall in Alberta

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Thursday, October 4, 2018
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Alberta saw some significant snowfall from a storm system on Monday and Tuesday.

The intense and record breaking snow storm has ended.

Environment and Climate Change Canada said that snowfall records, which began in 1884 to present time, were broken in Calgary.

Calgary received a total of 38 cm at the airport from October 1st to 2nd. The one day record in October was broken with 32.8 cm falling on Tuesday October 2. The previous record was 29.7 cm on October 4, 1914. 

Meanwhile, the highest October 2nd snowfall reported before this was a mere 4.6 cm in 1954. 

The highest amounts received with this storm were 35 to 50 cm from Canmore and Calgary down to Coleman, with the Kananaskis region hitting 60 cm. 
Below is a list of snowfall totals:
  • Banff: 25 cm
  • Calgary International Airport: 38 cm
  • Medicine Hat: 10 cm
  • Nordegg: 24 cm
  • Rocky Mountain House: 17 cm
  • Airdrie: 25-30 cm
  • Barons: 8 cm
  • Beaver Mines: 35-40 cm
  • Bragg Creek: 60 cm
  • Brooks: 8 cm
  • Calgary: 25-45 cm
  • Canmore: 40-50 cm
  • Cochrane: 35-40 cm
  • Castle Mountain: 30-40 cm
  • Coleman: 35-40 cm
  • Exshaw: 45-50 cm
  • Frank: 15-20 cm
  • Glenwood: 15-20 cm
  • Irvine: 10-15 cm
  • Jasper: 30 cm
  • Kananaskis Village: 60 cm
  • Linden: 8 cm
  • Longview: 15-20 cm
  • Strathmore: 15-20 cm

Based on ECCC Data



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