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Old 05-12-2014, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Sweden
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Hey guys
Here is a little something I have been working on. I have been collecting data for the maximum snow depth measured for each month from 2002 for several cities (not quite finished).

So far I have done Stockholm, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Oslo, Bergen, Tromso and am finishing of the second half of the year for Kiruna. I also just started fetching the data for Toronto which I am finishing today, with a few more Canadian cities.

Feel free to discuss!
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Old 05-12-2014, 01:53 PM
 
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Old 05-12-2014, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Vernon, British Columbia
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Here are some snow depths from British Columbia.

N VANC GROUSE MTN RESORT = 968 cm (elev. 1128m, April 8, 1999)
UNUK RIVER ESKAY CREEK = 575 cm (elev. 887m, January 26, 1992)
GLACIER NP MT FIDELITY = 465 cm (elev. 1890m, April 6, 1991)
TAHTSA LAKE WEST = 390 cm (elev. 863m, February 12, 1999)
HOLLYBURN RIDGE = 381 cm (elev. 930m, April 4, 1982)
ATLIN = 380 cm (elev. 674m, February 6, 1982)
PLEASANT CAMP = 273 cm (elev. 274m, December 1, 1999)
MICA DAM = 250 cm (elev. 579m, February 25, 1999)
KITIMAT HATCHERY = 250 cm (elev. 13m, February 12, 1999)
GLACIER NP ROGERS PASS = 245 cm (elev. 1340m, March 4, 1999)
STEWART A = 240 cm (elev. 7m, January 25, 1989)
FRASER CAMP = 228 cm (elev. 869m, February 22, 1988)
NASS CAMP = 200 cm (elev. 290m, January 9. 1982)
BURNABY SIMON FRASER U = 200 cm (elev. 366m, November 1, 1984)
TERRACE A = 191 cm (elev. 217m, February 20, 1972)
CARIBOO LODGE = 185 cm (elev. 1096m, February 26, 1999)
BOBBIE BURNS = 184 cm (elev. 1370m, February 9, 1996)
KITIMAT 3 = 180 cm (elev. 137m, February 12, 1999)
BARKERVILLE = 180 cm (elev. 1283m, February 4, 1999)
BLUE RIVER A = 175 cm (elev. 683m, January 22, 1972)
WHISTLER = 174 cm (elev. 658m, February 24, 1999)
REVELSTOKE AIRPORT RD = 173 cm (elev. 450m, February 15, 1982)
GOLDSTREAM RIVER = 170 cm (elev. 700m, December 15, 1984)
PINE PASS MT LEMORAY = 168 cm (elev. 680m, March 18, 1987)
KILDALA = 167 cm (elev. 31m, February 28, 1982)
BUGABOO CREEK LODGE = 167 cm (elev. 1503m, February 22, 1996)
MACKENZIE A = 165 cm (elev. 690m, March 10, 1972)
HOPE SLIDE = 164 cm (elev. 688m, December 30, 1996)
YOHO NP WAPTA LAKE = 163 cm (elev. 1646m, February 12, 1990)
KITIMAT = 158 cm (elev. 13m, February 28, 1982)
FORT NELSON A = 142 cm (elev. 382m, February 22, 1962)
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Old 05-12-2014, 05:50 PM
 
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Hey Glacierx, what is the deepest snow recorded in British Columbia but in a town that isn't located in the mountains, like Prince George (>1000). Thats how i go about when finding maximum snow depth, otherwise its meaningless to me because of course mountain ranges get a lot of snow
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Old 05-12-2014, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Vernon, British Columbia
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Hey Glacierx, what is the deepest snow recorded in British Columbia but in a town that isn't located in the mountains, like Prince George (>1000). Thats how i go about when finding maximum snow depth, otherwise its meaningless to me because of course mountain ranges get a lot of snow
If you look at my list you will see that quite a few towns are listed. Atlin is a small town that is actually very dry (300 and some mm/ year), but once in a while they get huge amounts of snow.

MacKenzie and Revelstoke have more than 1,000 people. Both get a lot of snow. Burnaby SFU (Simon Fraser Univeristy) gets LOTS of snow, and that city has almost 300,000 people, though not all of them live up on Burnaby Mountain where the university is located.

Most of the places on my list are actually in valley bottom communities (Blue River, Revelstoke, Mica Dam, etc.), and some are even at or near the Ocean (Kitimat, Terrace, Stewart).

I posted the elevations so you could compare that way. Prince George is at about 691m elevation, with a maximum all time snow depth of 104 cm (February 12, 1956).

At the other end of the spectrum, the most snow the Nootka Lightstation has ever had on the ground is 9 cm (December 31, 1981)
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Old 05-13-2014, 01:36 AM
 
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Which site can I use for Canadian snow data. I need data for Maximum snow depth recorded in a certain month from 2002. I have been using Climate but it is taking quite long as I have to go through each month, daily...
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Old 05-13-2014, 04:03 AM
 
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Any other countries anyone wants me to add?
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Old 05-13-2014, 05:06 AM
 
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I can help you with Helsinki Airport a bit. Record depths:

Aug: -
Sep: -
Oct: 10 (2003, 2006)
Nov: 26 (2008, 2010)
Dec: 68 (2012)
Jan: 66 (2011)
Feb: 81 (2011)
Mar: 75 (2013)
Apr: 72 (2011)
May: -
Jun: -
Jul: -

This snow season:

Nov: -
Dec: 3
Jan: 8
Feb: 20
Mar: 9

Well there's a start at least.
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Old 05-13-2014, 05:13 AM
 
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I can help you with Helsinki Airport a bit. Record depths:

Aug: -
Sep: -
Oct: 10 (2003, 2006)
Nov: 26 (2008, 2010)
Dec: 68 (2012)
Jan: 66 (2011)
Feb: 81 (2011)
Mar: 75 (2013)
Apr: 72 (2011)
May: -
Jun: -
Jul: -

This snow season:

Nov: -
Dec: 3
Jan: 8
Feb: 20
Mar: 9

Well there's a start at least.
Thank you for this! I will try and find the other data fro 2002 myself, and is the data you said for this snow season measured by you or the Finnish meteorological institute.
This site has Finnish data but because I can't read Finnish, I'm struggling to navigate around and find maximum snow depth. Palvelut ja tuotteet - Ilmatieteen laitos
(The english page doesn't translate everything).
Also where did you get the record snow depth from? Thank you!
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Old 05-13-2014, 05:27 AM
 
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Thank you for this! I will try and find the other data fro 2002 myself, and is the data you said for this snow season measured by you or the Finnish meteorological institute.
This site has Finnish data but because I can't read Finnish, I'm struggling to navigate around and find maximum snow depth. Palvelut ja tuotteet - Ilmatieteen laitos
(The english page doesn't translate everything).
Also where did you get the record snow depth from? Thank you!
Those are official FMI depths. I looked at the FMI website but couldn't find anything other than all-time record depths. Monthly max depths aren't available on the website.

I just had to look manually from ogimet.com month by month. The station code is 02974.
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