We are clearly in a mini ice-age! And the latest example of this always colder temperature blast happened last Tuesday in Labrador, Canada.
While a major cyclone was threatening Somalia, a record-setting blizzard shut down parts of Labrador, forcing the closures of roads, provincial government offices and flights. Moreover, schools closed their doors in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, North West River and the regional College of the North Atlantic campus.
At one point during the storm, snow was falling at an unbelievable rate of 5-10 cm an hour.
As you understand, what experienced Labrador on Tuesday was a real extreme weather event that had already buried Ontario and Quebec in heavy snow last weekend… And drenched Newfounland with heavy rains through Tuesday.
Happy Valley-Goose Bay received 75 cm of snow in 2 days. The previous two-day November record was 70.6 cm.
The heavy snow storm also broke Happy Valley-Goose Bay one-day monthly record with 46.6 cm received on Tuesday (previous record was of 40.6 cm).
It is the 5th time in the town’s history, that a 70+ cm snowfall event has been recorded.
Powerful winds with gusts between 80-90 km/h also made for treacherous travel conditions and prompted Environment Canada to issue blizzard warnings, urging drivers to avoid any unnecessary travel.
Pictures and videos
Below are some pictures and videos of this record-setting blizzard:
Yesterday morning in #HappyValley-GooseBay #Labrador. Weather records from 1941 were broken. We even got coverage on @weathernetwork @CBCHereandNow @CBCTheNational #nlwx @a_brauweiler @EddieSheerr #snowday Where’s my car! pic.twitter.com/e54LhRltod— Denise Earles (@LabTwiggy) November 25, 2020
Significant portions of the highway system in #Labrador are still snow-covered. Parts of the highway system on the West coast of the island are also snow-covered at this time. #NLTraffic #NLwx #AlertsNL pic.twitter.com/GW1ss7C8Jv— Newfoundland and Labrador Alerts (@AlertsNL) November 25, 2020
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