It was a snow-filled weekend for various parts of Alberta this weekend, and one major record was shattered in the City of Calgary.
A new report by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) shed light on how much of the fluffy stuff fell on YYC and the surrounding areas, and boy oh boy did some spots fall over.
“After a tame start to fall, heavy snow came to southern Alberta starting Friday night, but has now come to an end,” the federal weather agency said.
“Snowfall records, dating back to 1881, have been broken at Calgary International Airport. Previously, the record for October 22 was 18 cm, which fell in 1939. Calgary International Airport reported a one-day total of 19 cm, which set a new record for the day.”
Environment Canada added that the total snowfall event for Calgary (Friday night to Sunday morning) was reported as 23 cm.
In addition to Calgary’s snowfall record, as of 6:00 PM MDT October 23, the following snowfall totals were received by ECCC’s observing network in centimeters:
Pincher Creek: 31
Beaver mines: 42
— Matt Nodge (@MattNodge) October 23, 2022
— drac (@DustinMorris13) October 22, 2022
— David Bradford (@akradishboffo) October 24, 2022
The following snowfall totals were received by third-party sites, such as Twitter and Facebook, in centimeters:
Cochrane Area: 15-22
Calgary Area: 15-23
Exhaust Area: 23
Kananaskis Valley Area: 27
Nanton Area: 33
Pincher Creek Area: 39-48
Environment Canada said its summary may contain preliminary or unofficial information and does not constitute a complete or final report.
If you’re curious, we spoke to an expert at ECCC and they combed through the last 10 years of data for when the first significant snowfall occurred in Edmonton and Calgary. Look!