With our first snowstorm now in the rearview mirror, One question a lot of people are asking is how much snow did we really get?

It's hard to pinpoint an answer, but Environment and Climate Change Canada has received a variety of reports from Albertans within Airdrie and north Calgary.

The snow, which started Monday was constant for a whole day.

"We had this cold front swing down through the province moving from north to south, essentially bringing quite a bit of snow to a lot of the province," stated Samantha Mauti, a Meteorologist with Environment and Climate Change Canada.

Here are some third-party reports Environment Canada received regarding how much snowfall was seen in Airdrie and the surrounding area.

  • Airdrie - 20 centimetres
  • Calgary Airport - 12 centimetres
  • Northwest Calgary - 36 centimetres

According to the Environment and Climate Change website, on Monday alone, Airdrie received around 10 centimetres. Unfortunately, we did not break any records as in 1939, we saw 15.2 centimetres of snow.

"there's a very cold arctic airmass settling in place over most of Alberta. These cold temperatures will stay around until Friday."

When Friday arrives, we are forecasted to see a shift as the temperature will be on the rise. Right now Saturday is expected to be one degree, Sunday three degrees and next Monday seven degrees.

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