BROCKVILLE – While Brockville and Leeds-Grenville got a winter wallop Tuesday, daily snowfall records were falling in the nation’s capital.
As of 1 a.m. Wednesday (Feb. 17), Environment Canada said readings from Brockville show an estimated 35 to 40 centimeters of snow (14 to 16 inches) had fallen.
Officials totals are expected later today (Wednesday) but the snowfall doesn’t come close to breaking any records.
The Feb. 16 snowfall record for Brockville is 47.5 cm set on Feb. 16, 1954 — it’s also the winter record for a one-day snowfall in February.
The all-time greatest single day snowfall in Brockville is 51.8 cm on Jan. 30, 1966.
The snow was more intense in Kemptville, where 40 to 45 centimeters (15.7 to 17.7 inches) had been recorded.
At the Ottawa airport, a record 51.2 centimeters (20 inches) of snow had fallen, breaking a 120-year-old record for the largest one day snowfall amount.
The previous record was 45.7 centimeters on Feb. 8, 1895.
The winter storm, which originated in Texas, has since moved on to Quebec.