Record-breaking winter brings new highs to Atlantic Canada
Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 5:23 PM - The winter of 2015 will be remembered for the parade of storms to track through Atlantic Canada, leaving behind some staggering tallies on snowfall totals.
According to unofficial totals as of March 18, this winter has now brought snowfall amounts that crack the Top 5 in Moncton, N.B., Saint John, N.B., and Charlottetown, P.E.I.
As of Tuesday, March 17, Moncton was only 2 cm away from reaching the Top 5 with a snowfall total of 450 cm.
As of 9:35 a.m. AT Wednesday morning, Moncton unofficially reported about 4 cm which would put them in the no. 5 spot, knocking off the 1991-1922 winter.
Saint John, New Brunswick
The city already "won" this year but additional snow will enhance the lead. Below are the snowfall totals as of March 17. Any additional snow recorded on Wednesday will just secure the spot for this historic year.
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
As of yesterday, Charlottetown was only 5 cm away of the no. 2 spot. Forecasts are expecting more than that amount to fall in the city by the time the system moves out. Check out the Top 5 below, as of March 17.
And if that wasn't impressive enough, the numbers could still continue to go up even after the system moves out. Another storm is expected to hit Atlantic Canada this upcoming weekend. While the track is still not certain, we're certainly going to keep an eye on these cities and see if they can inch their way to the top.
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To put the snowfall totals in another perspective, just check out the above tweet sent out by The Weather Network's Suzanne Leonard. Don't believe it? Then the video below should help you as well.