Winter weather sets several records, Bush inaction on global warming responsible.
With file from Darah Hansen, Canwest News Service; Vancouver Sun
Published: Monday, April 21, 2008
All that April snow this weekend was more than surprising -- it was also record-setting.
The flakes that fell across the Vancouver region Friday night and Saturday represent the latest snowfall ever on record.
At its peak, the storm dumped 2.5 cm of snow at the Vancouver International Airport, with 8 cm at Lynn Valley and 30 cm at Mount Seymour. Vancouver Island recorded 6.4 cm of snow at Victoria International Airport by 11 a.m. Saturday -- more than any on an April day since 1940. But the big record dump came in Nanaimo, where the city hadn't seen measurable snow on April 19 since 1947. As of 11 a.m., 24 cm covered the ground at the airport.