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It's official: Regina, Saskatchewan, saw record snowfall in November


Most of the city's snowfall this month came in two large events. Courtesy: David Dunster
Most of the city's snowfall this month came in two large events. Courtesy: David Dunster

Staff writers

November 27, 2012 — The city of Regina saw about half its total average amount of winter snow fall in just the month of November.

With a little under a month to go before the "official" start of winter, the city of Regina, Saskatchewan, has already broken records for its snowiest November.

At a few days shy of December, the city has received between 55 and 70 cm of snow for the entire month of November, depending on the location.

That's more than the 1941 November record of 53 cm. The historical average for November is around 14 cm.

"It's roughly half of what Regina gets the whole winter," Weather Network meteorologist Mark Robinson says.

"What's unusual is, most of it hit in two big storms, two extreme events."

Robinson says that's in contrast to the more historical trend of a steady build-up, making the snowfall harder to predict.

He said increasing frequency of extreme seasonal events, such as some of the winter-like storms that have hit the Prairie Provinces this year, are characteristic about what some scientists expect of climate change.

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