For residents that have lived in Fort McMurray for years, this winter may feel as though we’ve received far more snow than usual. Environment and Climate Change Canada has said it’s because we have.
This winter has been recorded as the 28th wettest winter on record for Fort McMurray, out of 103 years of recording.
An Environment Canada representative told Mix News that due to resources they no longer directly track snowfall, and that few organizations do “accurately.”
They explained that around 10 years ago they changed to simply monitor whether a season has been wet or dry.
Municipal crews in Fort McMurray continue to remove the heavy snowfall from streets throughout the city.
They’ve stated that it will still be multiple weeks before all Winter Maintenance Zones will be cleared of snow.