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El Nino was doing its thing again yesterday, and according to Environment Canada, a record 10.2 centimeters of snow fell at the local airport.

That broke the old January 16th, 1973 record of 7.4, by 2.8 centimeters.

Added to the 9.8 recorded on Saturday, the 20 centimeter weekend dump, pushed the unofficial monthly total to 32.3 centimeters, and that tops the January norm, which is 32.2.

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In addition, the running total doesn’t count what we’ve received early this morning, and there’s two weeks left in the month.

Grande Prairie saw 19.6 centimeters of snow on Sunday alone.

We are still waiting for an official snowfall amount in the South Peace, but it does look like they got hit with even more snow.

A snowfall warning is still in effect for Grande Prairie, Beaverlodge and Valleyview. They could see another 2 to 5 cm in those areas. 

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