P.E.I. sees historic winter for snow on the ground

Dave Stewart
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The winter of 2014-15 was record-breaking in more ways than one.

While it was historic across Prince Edward Island in terms of how much snow fell, it was also significant as far as how much snow was actually measured on the ground itself.

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Environment Canada conducts measurements both ways because what sits on the ground isn't an accurate reflection on what actually fell from the sky.

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After all, the white stuff does melt and collapse in on itself.

According to the national weather service, March was a record-setting month for snow measured on ground right across the province.

In Charlottetown, 87 centimetres was on the ground as of the end of March, down from 120 centimetres measured at the end of February.

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The old record was set in 1956.

In East Point, 146 centimetres was measured.

In Maple Plains, the volunteer weather observer recorded 126 centimetres.

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In the St. Peters area, 96 centimetres was recorded, breaking the previous record set in 1964.

And, in Summerside, Environment Canada's numbers show 152 centimetres on the ground as of the final day of March.

   

 

Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: P.E.I., Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown East Point Maple Plains Summerside

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