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March 08, 2008

Ottawa's snow by the numbers

There's a great list of Ottawa snow stats on Forestdragon's Weblog. Keep in mind, these were all compiled before the apocalyptic snowfall this weekend. Some highlights:

  • Number of days without snow: 25
  • Amount of salt used: 220,000-plus tonnes
  • Amount of snow moved: 2.4 million cubic metres
  • Latest recorded snowfall in Ottawa: June 27, 1950
  • Latest measurable snowfall: May 25, 1961, 2.3 cm
  • Latest and heaviest snowfall: May 10, 1963, 15 cm
Related: Ottawa Toboggan Guide

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