Monster May snow buries Newfoundland

Another snowfall record broken; global warming, eh?

Monster May snow buries Newfoundland

A record-smashing snowstorm has buried parts of Newfoundland under about 2 feet of snow.

There were no reports of serious damage or disruption.

Gander tallied a heavy, wet snowfall of 69 cm (7 inches) between Saturday morning and Sunday night, weather data accessed by AccuWeather.com showed. Of this amount, 46 cm fell (18 inches) within only 12 hours on Sunday. The snow depth reached at least 55 cm (22 inches) on Sunday and still stood at 51 cm on Monday morning.

The snowfall had a water equivalent of about 69 mm (2.7 inches), which amounts to the lion’s share of the normal May precipitation of 86 mm.

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