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Storm Leaves Significant Snow Amounts

Grey Bruce | by Matt Hermiz  

Over 70cm fell at Wiarton over the past five days

While the winter storm that created whiteout conditions over the past few days in Grey Bruce has now passed, it certainly left a lot of snow behind.

Environment Canada meteorologist Marie-Eve Giguere says a total of 73cm fell at the Wiarton measuring station from Jan. 27 to Jan. 31, with at least 10 centimetres each day.

Mother Nature dumped 19.2 cm on Sunday, 16.8 cm on Monday, 11 cm on Tuesday, 13.6 cm on Wednesday and 12.6 cm yesterday.

Giguere says the average annual snowfall in January at Wiarton is 110 cm. This year, there was 142 cm of snow in the month.

"What's spectacular is the five last days where we got 70 centimetres," Giguere says. "Half of the monthly snowfall amount fell in the last five days."

Despite all the snow over the past few days, no single day even came close to touching the accumulation record over 24 hours -- a whopping 51 centimetres that fell at Wiarton on Jan. 31, 1982.

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