An avalanche of a different kind

I last wrote about an avalanche on Mars, but over the last two days, we experienced a whiter, more immediate avalanche right here. It came in the form of snow. I’ve shown you a seemingly abandoned Pontiac Sunfire in my building’s parking lot a few times already this season. Despite being almost completely cleared of snow during a melt last month, I can barely show it to your now because it’s nearly buried again:

IMG_4970CR2: 30D, EF 70-200mm 1:4L IS @ 81mm, 1/1600, f/8, 100 ISO

IMG_4970CR2: 30D, EF 70-200mm 1:4L IS @ 81mm, 1/1600, f/8, 100 ISO

On Tuesday, we received some 25cm of snow, and as soon as we dug out, this happens. From Friday afternoon to Sunday morning, the unofficial total snowfall figure CTV is reporting is 51 cm. I’m not one to complain, but I’m ready to move along to spring.

The record snowcall for the season here in Ottawa was 444.1 cm, set in 1971. This winter’s total was 360 cm before factoring in this weekend’s addition. Even 360 cm is plenty, thanks. That’s just 3 inches short of 12 feet!

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  1. Shawn
    Posted March 11, 2008 at 12:27 | Permalink

    However in 1971, we did not get a thaw! The snow banks now are small in comparison

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