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Record snowfall in May? Only in Newfoundland

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Andrea Bagley
Digital Reporter

Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 7:49 AM - As the month of May continues to march on, signs of spring are hard to come by across much of Newfoundland.

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A messy mix of rain and snow moved into the province on Monday creating treacherous driving conditions and complicating the Tuesday morning commute in many places.

The city of St. John's picked up nearly 10 cm of snow through Wednesday morning, while Gander has recorded over 30 cm, far surpassing the average monthly total of just 10.7 cm of snow.

Last year, just over 50 cm of snow fell in the city on May 19, but the previous daily snowfall record on May 5 was 9.4 cm in 1939.

Poor road conditions were reported once again Wednesday morning and police officials are warning drivers to allow for plenty of extra time.

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"Scattered mixing and below seasonal temperatures will continue in parts of Newfoundland on Wednesday, while sun and cloud will dominate much of the Maritimes," says Weather Network meteorologist Monica Vaswani. "There's a slight chance of scattered showers locally through parts of New Brunswick and southern Nova Scotia later Wednesday."

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