Old man winter presented an unforgiving February to Metro Vancouver, dumping about six times more snowfall on the region seen in most years.
Global BC meteorologist Kristi Gordon says 37 centimetres of snow fell at Vancouver Airport, which was well above the average six we usually get.
There were eight days of snow in February, whereas on average the region sees about two.
Gordon also providing this statistic.
“There’s a less than one per cent chance that we would get a day with more than ten centimetres at the airport through the month of February. But this February, we actually reported two days of snow – one with twelve centimetres and another with 10.6.”
And, Gordon cautions it could be another strange month for March, with some wet snow forecast this weekend.
“We can certainly see it. The average for the month of March is 2.3 centimetres so it’s certainly not unheard of.”