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March Is Statistically The Worst Month For Blizzards And Snowstorms In Montreal

Okay, I know we've been hyping spring and I personally can't wait for the warm weather to grace us with its presence.

But despite all hoping and praying, we can't expect the snow to go just yet. If you've lived here for an extended period of time, you know that March loves to dump snow on Montreal.

In fact, the worst snow storms Montreal has ever seen, listed below, were all in March.

READ ALSO: Winter Has Been So Icy In Montreal, Stores Are Running Out Of Road Salt

TL;DR While we are all anxiously awaiting spring we're not out of the woods yet. Montreal's worst snowstorms statistically hit in March, so get your shovels ready.

That's because the month of March is statistically the worst month of the year when it comes to big snowstorms.

More than half of all the major 24-hour snowstorms in Montreal since 1898 happened in March.

On March 19th 2013 we got over 30cm of snow, and one time we even got 38cm storm in April!

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Here are the top 5 worst snowstorms to hit Montreal in March:

  • March 22nd 2001 - 50,2 cm

  • March 26th 1955 - 49,3 cm

  • March 3rd 1971 - 47,0 cm

  • March 1st 1900 - 46,2 cm

  • March 13th 1993 - 43,0 cm

The Weather Network also noted that this year Quebec can expect that "early March will feature weather more typical of January," so that's... great.

The Spring forecast also said that we can expect tumultuous temperatures would last longer than normal this year.

So keep your crampons on and don't tuck away your snow pants just yet...

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