Thursday, March 28th 2019, 1:05 pm - Eastern Canada has gained some MAJOR bragging rights for snow totals in 2019 so far, putting some snow "victories" to shame in the west.
A true weather battle that's unfolding has brought some "March Madness" out of our own meteorologists. These jaw-dropping snow stats will explain why eastern Canada is picking up some major bragging rights so far this year. That's IF you want to even call this brag worthy.
WESTERN CANADA'S SNOW VICTORY
On Wednesday, Weather Network meteorologist Tyler Hamilton came out with this surprising snow bracket that saw Victoria, British Columbia beat out all of its major western opponents for the most snowfall recorded so far this 2019.
This truly was a "February of the ages" for the generally temperate city, as storm after storm dropped up to 70 cm of snow. In fact, at one point in February, Victoria was actually the snowiest city in Canada, which helped to give the area the bump it needed to surpass other major winter snowmakers like Edmonton, Alberta and Brandon, Manitoba these last few months.
"Victoria went on to the finals with Brandon, Manitoba, but with 70 cm of snow, Victoria knocked off all of the seemingly snowier communities across Canada," an excited Hamilton said on Wednesday.
EASTERN CANADA BLOWS THE WEST'S SNOW TOTALS OUT OF THE WATER
And while this is definitely noteworthy for Victoria and a huge win for the usually sunny city, Kelly Sonnenburg, another meteorologist at The Weather Network, has some even beefier snow stats that will put ALL of these western communities to shame.
"Okay Tyler, I see your 70 cm of snow in Victoria and I want to raise you over 200 cm!," Sonnenburg exclaims. "There's really NO comparison between the snow in western Canada and the east."
Just looking at a few major cities across parts of eastern Canada and the snow totals are nearly triple for what Victoria has "won."
WATCH BELOW: WHO REALLY WINS THE 2019 SNOW TITLE SO FAR
In the city of Toronto for example, over 100 cm has fallen, while the nation's capital region sits at a comfortable (nearly) 200 cm of snow.
But how about Makkovik, Labrador that saw OVER 100 cm of snow in just three days time or Happy Valley-Goose Bay that has picked up 283 cm so far! We just can't make this stuff up.
Now let's remember, we are only three months into the year and parts of the Prairies can be known for their notorious April snow storms. There is still lots of time to make up for this title, so winter lover or not, a bit of healthy cross country competition doesn't hurt.
West or east 2019? Where does your bet go?
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