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  • n. A unit of measure for the depth of snow. About five feet. Named in honor of Shelby Scott, former reporter for WBZ-tv in Boston whose invariable assignment over many years was to be the one who reported remotely during bad weather. Shelby stood exposed to many a blizzard and gust. She was so identified with heavy snowfall that the Boston Globe took to reporting snow depth in “shelbies” and depicting it with stacked images of the diminutive lady.

    For a pale imitation of this innovation see Sutherland of snow.

    February 5, 2015

  • Terrace and Kitimat BC has had a Shelby amount of snow on Feb 6 - Feb 7, 2015

    Storm total snowfall from 4 P.M. Thursday to 4 A.M. Saturday.

    Location snow (cm)

    Terrace Airport 159

    Onion lake highway station 157

    Kitimat 168

    February 8, 2015

  • Some days a steady upward creep,

    Or else it climbs by sudden leap.

    Now more! Great Scott!

    Such an awful lot!

    The snow lies more than a shelby deep.

    February 8, 2015