Monday, March 07, 2011

You call this snow?

When anyone in Calgary complains about all of the snow, I'm reminded of a major dump that hit Montreal in 1971 (from CBC archives):

Seventeen deaths were blamed on the city's worst recorded winter storm on March 4, 1971. Winds of up to 110 km/h created massive snowdrifts from the 47 cm of snow that fell.

In the end, about 500,000 truckloads of snow were hauled out of the city.

For you non-metrics out there, that's 18.5 inches of snow in one storm.

[Update] Quebec just got a dump of 75cm (30 inches) of snow in 24 hours yesterday.

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