There really has been a lot of snow this winter

There was more snow on the ground on Feb. 28 in Thompson than there has been since records started being kept in 1968, according to Environment Canada data.

There was 84 centimetres of snow on the ground on the last day of February, eight centimetres more than the previous record of 76 cm in 1968.

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It also marks the first time for three years that there has been more than 50 cm of snow on the ground in Thompson at the end of the year’s shortest month. Last year there was 48 cm and in 2019 there was 41 cm while in 2018 there was a near-record 75 cm.

Thompson saw measurable amounts of snow on 10 separate days during February and the total amount of snow that fell for the month was 28.2 cm, Environment Canada says.

The average snowfall for February is about 19 centimetres and the average snow depth on Feb. 28 (or Feb. 29 in a leap year) is 45 cm.

84 cm is not the most snow that has ever been on on the ground in Thompson in February, however. There was 91 cm on the ground on Feb. 1, 1968.

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