Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Highest snowfall on single day in Feb since 1908 in Simla.

Simla had intermittent snow throughout on Monday and by evening it had 20 cm of snow taking the total during the current spell to 92 cm. The 62 cm of snow recorded in the past 24 hours was the highest on a single day in February since 1908 when 63.5 cm of snow recorded on second day of the month. Other highs were 55.9 cm (February 18,1978) and 54 cm (February 2,2002). In the past 58 hours 97 cm of rain and snow was recorded.

Narkanda had 90 cm of snow, while the nearby Hatu Peak recorded the highest snowfall of 120 cm. Chini Bangla, and Fagu had 80 cm each and the Chail area 40 cm to 50 cm.

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