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Early November snowstorm set consecutive records for most daily snowfall

The snowstorm that dumped a blanket of snow on Thompson at the start of this week set back-to-back records for daily snowfall, according to Environment Canada information online. Sunday saw 13.
A winter storm that dumped more than 30 centimetres of snow on Thompson Nov. 8-9 created lots of wor
A winter storm that dumped more than 30 centimetres of snow on Thompson Nov. 8-9 created lots of work for city road-clearing crews.

The snowstorm that dumped a blanket of snow on Thompson at the start of this week set back-to-back records for daily snowfall, according to Environment Canada information online.

Sunday saw 13.6 centimetres of snow in Thompson, beating the previous Nov. 8 record of 11.7 cm, set in 1976. There was less total snow on the ground (20 cm) than on the same date last year (21 cm) or in 2018 (24 cm), however, all of which were less than half of the record amount of snow on the ground for that date – 51 cm in 1971.

Seventeen cm of snow fell in Thompson Nov. 9, obliterating the previous daily record of 3.8 centimetres in 2004. The 33 cm of snow on the ground was the most on that date in the past five years, but well below the 1971 record of 53 cm.

The City of Thompson says crews have been working 24 hours a day since Nov. 9 to ensure that priority roads are cleared quickly and work can begin on neighbourhood roads. Graders are also moving quickly to clear snow for emergency vehicles, which may result in windrows being left on roads longer than usual until loaders can remove them.