Feb 17

Ottawa snowfall record tumbles:

Shatters one-day record. Not just for the date, mind you, but for ANY day.

Tuesday’s snowstorm set a one-day record for snowfall in the nation’s capital, approaching 50 cm (20 inches) by late evening.

The old record of 40.6 cm, set in 1947, tumbled mid-afternoon, according to Environment Canada. The records come from Ottawa International Airport, dating back to the 1930s.

Ottawa sets snowfall record as storm snarls commute

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