Remembering the Winter of 2001


The winter of 2001 will go down in History in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The first snow was recorded on November 22, 2000 and the last of the season on May 26, 2001.

On average there was one storm every four days.

In total there was a grand total of 648.4 cm accumulated. That beat a 119 year old record.

Over 500 million tonnes of snow fell on St. John's.

St. John's spent $10 million on snow-clearing for the season.

Schools and businesses were frequently closed under blizzard conditions .


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