Thursday, November 25, 2010
Uncle!! 20+ cm snowfall caps snowy week in Winnipeg/southern Manitoba..
The third major snowfall in one week has dumped over 20 cm of snow in Winnipeg over the past 2 days, capping a snowy week that has seen 50 cm dumped on the city since last Thursday. This latest storm produced 23 cm of snow at my place (15 cm Wednesday + 8 cm today), following a 12 cm snowfall on Sunday and a 14 cm snowfall last Thursday and Friday. General snowfall amounts of 15 to 20 cm were widespread over southern Manitoba with this latest storm, especially over the Red River valley. The succession of snowfalls has kept snowplow operators busy, and will require 3 days to clean off residential streets in Winnipeg that have become bogged with snow. The snowy start to winter is in sharp contrast to last year which saw only 1.4 cm of snow all of November, and 68 cm for the entire winter. The snow has caused considerable inconvenience to travellers and commuters, but has transformed southern Manitoba into a winter wonderland. (Winnipeg Sun photo, Legislative Grounds, Winnipeg)
Posted by rob at 9:14 PM