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Canadian city hit with 75 cm of snowfall in less than 48 hours

There's snowfall and then there is what happened in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL this week.

The community saw a record-breaking 75 cm of snowfall during a snowstorm that lasted a little less than 48 hours. More than 45 cm of snow was dumped in the area on Tuesday alone.

According to the Weather Network, at some points during the storm, snow was falling at a rate of five to 10 cm per hour. The snow totals were enough to break several significant regional weather records, including the snowiest day in November history and the largest two-day snowfall ever recorded.

The 75 cm of snow that fell during those two days was greater than what a number of BC cities see in a calendar year. In comparison, Kamloops only sees 64 cm of snow per year, Penticton gets 59 cm and Victoria generates just 40 cm.

Cities such as Medicine Hat and Kelowna see 88 and 89 cm respectively. In addition to the precipitation, the snowstorm also saw wind gusts of up to 80 km/h.

This crazy act of nature wasn't the most snow the region has ever seen in two days. During Jan. 14 and 15 of 2006, the area got 91 cm.

For more on the crazy weather, click here.



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