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Looking back at a wicked winter storm in Atlantic Canada

Staff writers
February 1, 2012 — It's been 20 years since one of the most powerful winter storms walloped Atlantic Canada.

The city of Moncton was buried in over 160 cm of snow
The city of Moncton was buried in over 160 cm of snow

One of the strongest snowstorms on record moved into the Maritimes on January 30, 1992.

The low pressure system deepened quickly and moved across the east coast dumping heavy snow across most of Atlantic Canada.

The brunt of the storm hit on February 1, when 83 centimetres fell in Moncton, still the highest single day record.

In total, the storm dropped over 160 cm of snow on the city.

Now, 20 years later, Maritimers are bracing for another shot of heavy snow.

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