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Ottawa digs out of record snowfall

Last Updated Feb 13, 2017 at 7:24 am EDT

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OTTAWA – A record amount of snow fell on the nation’s capital Sunday.

An estimated 28cm of snow fell, breaking the record for 24.4cm for February 12, set in 1988. Light snow starting falling mid-morning, then continued heavy into the overnight.

A snowfall warning from Environment Canada for Ottawa was lifted overnight, though an overnight parking ban from the City remains in effect.

Other than a few flurries and strong wind gusts Monday, there is no significant snowfall forecast.

We could see another 5cm for Valentine’s Day Tuesday.

Jill Taylor’s Ottawa Forecast:

Today: Cloudy and windy with some flurries at times.
Northwest wind to 30km/hour with higher gusts.
Guaranteed high minus 4.
Wind chill near minus 12 this afternoon.

Tonight: Mainly cloudy with chance of flurries.
Wind will become light.
Low near minus 13.

Tomorrow: Valentine’s Day: Cloudy with periods of snow.
5cm possible.
High near minus 3.

Wednesday: Flurries.
High near 1.

Thursday: Cloudy and windy.
High near minus 3.

Friday: Sun and cloud.
High near minus 4.

Record high: 6.1 (1976)
Record low: -31.7 (1967)
Greatest rainfall: 12.7mm (1948)
Greatest snowfall: 34.4cm (1993)

Average high: -4
Average low: -13

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