Congratulations, B.C., we survived the winter.
But just how bad was old man winter’s snowy grip?
“I think one of the main reasons why this winter stood out so much is that it has been a long time since we saw a winter this snowy. The last time was back in 2008-2009, and before that was back in 1996-97.”
Global BC meteorologist Kristi Gordon says early February will be most remembered, with Abbotsford and Chilliwack breaking daily records.
Gordon admits it was a rare winter.
“We actually had double the average amount of snow we would typically see throughout a year, but compared to the record we were still 100 centimetres away from the record set back in 1970-71, and that was 169 centimetres of snow.”
She says all in all, it was the 18th snowiest winter for B.C.
Gordon also says the spring months will be cooler than normal, with a typically average spring in terms of rain.
The early forecast for June suggests a brighter and warmer outlook, but that can always change.