Friday, 4 January 2013

Montreal Epic Snowstorm:The Aftermath 2013-01-03

MONTREAL — With winds gusting close to 60 kilometres an hour, and record-breaking accumulation, the latest storm to hit Montreal made getting around on four wheels or even two feet a challenge.
By 7 p.m. Thursday, the snowfall at the airport was 45 centimetres, easily surpassing the previous record of 37.8 cm set on this date in 1969. According to Environment Canada's René Héroux, it set "an absolute record" for a 24-hour period. The biggest snowfall for the month of December for Montreal was 41.2 cm on Dec. 16, 2005. So the 45 cm Thursday is one for the record books — March 4, 1971, had held the honour for extreme daily snowfall for the past 41 years with 43.2 cm.

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