Sunday, Feb 5, 2017 

 

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Snowmageddon!

Chilliwack schools closed Monday in storm aftermath
Staff

 

 

hilliwack is supposed to be the warmest place in Canada, instead, it shattered previous snowfall records Saturday-Sunday.

 

Chilliwack SD33 says schools will be closed for students and staff Monday, Feb. 6, 2017.
 

This order includes all SD33 Rentals, Daycares, and Community Schools. Watch for updates.

 

Cars are buried under a thick blanket Sunday.

 

Abbotsford Hydro lost a transformer Sunday which affected 5 customers. There were no reports of areas in Chilliwack losing power.

 

Unofficial reports are that 77cm fell Saturday through Sunday morning, plowing over any other record since weather records have been kept.

 

The last time Chilliwack had a record-setting snow day was November 19, 1996, when 67cm fell. That just squeezed out the previous record set February 14, 1923, with 66cm.

 

This latest snowfall likely threw a wrench the City's snow removal budget.

Sunday
Cloudy with 30 per cent chance of flurries this evening and after midnight. Snow beginning after midnight. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Windy. Temperature steady near -2C.

Monday
Snow. Amount 5 cm. Windy. Temperature steady near -1C.
Night - Snow. Amount 5 to 10 cm. Windy. Low -3.

"An intense low pressure system moving across Washington will bring snow to the Fraser Valley overnight tonight and continue through Monday night as a second, broad low pressure area follows in behind. Current guidance suggests total snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 cm by Monday night. However, due to the convective nature of the air mass, amounts may vary widely
across the region." ~ Weather Network

How's that for the warmest city in Canada?

 

 

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