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Haida Gwaii wakes up to snow

One resident estimated more than 10 centrimetres fell
BC Ferries’ Kwuna approaching Skidegate Landing on Haida Gwaii on an unusually snowy morning, Nov. 29, 2022. (Photo: Bob Jongewaard)

Residents on Haida Gwaii woke up to a sparkly, white surprise this morning.

Bob Jongewaard, who lives at Skidegate Landing, said he was shocked to see so much snow on Nov. 29. He estimated more than 10 centimetres fell.

There may be more coming. According to Environment Canada, Sandspit and Masset have a 40 per cent chance of flurries for the afternoon of Nov. 29 and a 60 per cent chance of flurries overnight.

Historically, between 1897 and 2007 the greatest snowfall in Masset Nov. 29 was 5.1 centimetres in 1914.

Jongewaard said he also had a three-hour power outage, however, by 11:30 a.m. the BC Hydro website did not show any outages on the archipelago.

 Kaitlyn Bailey | Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
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