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This was P.E.I.'s 2nd biggest snowfall of the last decade

While the total snowfall is 50 to 60 centimetres, drifts can be much higher. (Laura Meader/CBC - image credit)
While the total snowfall is 50 to 60 centimetres, drifts can be much higher. (Laura Meader/CBC - image credit)

As of Tuesday morning, monitors showed 64 centimetres of snow down in Charlottetown since Friday.

That makes it the biggest snowfall since the legendary Snowmageddon of 2015 and the second biggest of the last decade.

The only bigger one was Feb. 15-16, 2015, when 86.8 centimetres came down.

(Jay Scotland/CBC)

One site in eastern P.E.I. recorded 83 centimetres of snow, according to CBC meteorologist Jay Scotland. It was in Saint Georges, along the Boughton River just east of Cardigan.

Charlottetown Airport's official records for Monday's snowfall are missing, so the 64-centimetre figure is from a volunteer observer.

Snow events of more than 40 centimetres are unusual on P.E.I., and years can go by without one.

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