Charlottetown reaches 515 centimetres for winter, more on the way

Dave Stewart
Published on March 23, 2015

A pedestrian walks past the Sir John A. Macdonald statue un Charlottetown where a person or persons unknown made a snowman (snowperson) to keep the former prime minister company thrrough this long cold winter.

©Guardian photo by Brian McInnis

Charlottetown is fast approaching its second snowiest winter and it looks like more is on the way.

Linda Libby with Environment Canada says the weather station recorded 15.6 centimetres of snow in Sunday’s storm, bringing the grand total to 515 centimetres so far this winter.

That's 16 feet, 10 3/4 inches.

Despite the fact the calendar reads spring, Environment Canada still counts all this white stuff in its winter records for 2014-15.

Libby said their records show that 525.8 centimetres was recorded in the winter of 1881-82, while first place goes to the winter of 1971-72 when 539 centimetres fell on the capital city.


Elsewhere across the province on Sunday, 39 centimetres was measured inKingsboro, 10 centimetres in Alliston, 8.1 in Bonshawe, 9.7 in New London, 11.4 in Miminegash, 13.2 in Wellington and about 15 centimetres in Elmwood.

Winds on Sunday gusted to 81 km/h in North Cape, 68.5 km/h in Summerside, 64 km/h in Charlottetown and 63 km/h at East Point.

Libby said they are going to be keeping an eye on a system for Friday night/Saturday that has the potential to bring 25 centimetres of snow and 20 millimetres of freezing rain.