Snowfall totals for SD&G; record set in Ottawa

In this Feb. 2, 2012, file photo, the Cornwall-area received a major dumping of snow during Groundhog Day. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

SD&G – While SD&G got a winter wallop Tuesday, it likely didn’t break any daily snowfall records like the nation’s capital.

As of 1 a.m. Wednesday (Feb. 17), Environment Canada said readings from their Cornwall station show 25 centimeters (9.8 inches) of snow had fallen.

That breaks a Feb. 16 record of 20 centimeters set in 1993. But it doesn’t come close to the all-time one day snowfall record for Cornwall of 53.3 centimeters set on Jan. 30, 1966.

That had mixed with about 20 millimeters (0.78 inches) of freezing rain, coating trees with ice and flooding streets and roadways.

Readings from Moose Creek show 21 centimeters (8.3 inches) was on the ground as of 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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.

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