Newfoundland’s St. John’s breaks daily March snowfall record, Canada

Newfoundland breaks daily March snowfall record, Canada

St. John’s, the capital of Newfoundland, Canada, received 53 cm (20.9 inches) of snow on March 8, 2024, breaking the previous daily March snowfall record of 50 cm (19.7 inches) registered on March 4, 2005. This marks the second storm to bury parts of the region in less than a month.

March 8, 2024, now stands as the snowiest March day recorded for St. John’s International Airport, with records going back to 1942, The Weather Network reports.

The huge snowdrifts had residents in awe, blocking homes from view and making cleanup a challenge.

Meanwhile, some other areas of the Avalon Peninsula recorded as much as 90 cm (35.4 inches) of snow in just two days.

The storm started affecting the region Thursday evening, March 7 and the snow just kept falling, leaving the region in massive amounts of snow, and closing all facilities and buses in the capital city, St. John’s.

“It’s pretty crazy, almost like Snowmageddon. That’s something a lot of people are saying. Today’s scene reminded many of the record-breaking blizzard back in January of 2020, a storm so fierce it was given the nickname Snowmageddon,” NTV’s Beth Penney reported.


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