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Record snowfall in Calgary leads to dome collapse
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23 Mar 09 - A spring storm that swept through Calgary dumped up to 25 cm of snow on some neighborhoods and led to the collapse of a dome over an indoor driving range.

By Sunday morning, 15 cm of snow had fallen at the airport--three cm more than the previous record for March 22 set back in 1998.

The west side of the city saw even more than that, with some places reporting 25 cm of snow on the ground. Springbank residents were dealing with 31 cm, while those in Cochrane had 38 cm of snow to contend with, said Environment Canada meteorologist Victor Chung.

The average snowfall for this month – the entire month! - is 21.9 centimetres.

It is unusual we get a whole months' worth of snow in a day, said Global TV's weather expert Paul Dunphy.

Nine people inside the dome managed to escape without injury as the roof gave way. Damage has been initially estimated at $900,000.

See entire article by Gwendolyn Richards, Calgary Herald
http://www.globaltv.com/globaltv/calgary/story.html?id=1417965
Thanks to Clay Olson for this link

  

 

 

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