Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Greatest snowstorm in Ottawa history

Early April snow can be expected in Ottawa, as can its rapid melting.

While this year's mid-February was the greatest one day snowstorm recorded in Ottawa at the airport it wasn't the greatest snowstorm. That was the 3-5 April 1885 event of 101.6 cm. The 6 April 1885 snow pile on Sparks Street in this photo from the LAC collection provides evidence.

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