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Find out how much snow you've shovelled so far this season

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This article was published 3/11/2017 (230 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

Just how much snow have you shovelled from your driveway this season?

In our endless pursuit of the hard — and potentially painful — truth, we have devised a calculator to determine that amount.

Find out how many pounds of snow you've heaved -- and determine what that is in bowling balls. Or grand pianos.

To determine the weight of snow, we use the weight of the water estimated to be in the snow and use up-to-date snowfall data from The Weather Network.

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Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 3/11/2017 (230 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

Gilles Laramee clears the sidewalk in front of the Colony Commons on Colony Street during the Boxing Day snow storm in 2016.

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Gilles Laramee clears the sidewalk in front of the Colony Commons on Colony Street during the Boxing Day snow storm in 2016.

Just how much snow have you shovelled from your driveway this season?

In our endless pursuit of the hard — and potentially painful — truth, we have devised a calculator to determine that amount.

Find out how many pounds of snow you've heaved — and determine what that is in bowling balls. Or grand pianos.

To determine the weight of snow, we use the weight of the water estimated to be in the snow and use  up-to-date snowfall data from The Weather Network.

We also made some other assumptions:

//  An adult, male polar bear weighs about 1,140 pounds.
bowlingBallsCalc = (totalResult / 16).toFixed(1); //  the average adult male will generally use a ball that weighs between 14 and 16 pounds. 
catsCalc = (totalResult / 10).toFixed(1); //  An average domestic cat weighs about 10 pounds
DonaldTrumpCalc = (totalResult / 236).toFixed(1); //  1 Donald Trump = 236 pounds
pianoCalc = (totalResult / 600).toFixed(1); //  Steinway Model O Living Room Grand weighs about 600 pou
  • An adult male polar bear weighs about 520 kilograms (1,140 pounds);
  • the average adult male generally uses a bowling ball that weighs between six and seven kg (14 and 16 pounds);
  • An average domestic cat weighs about 4.5 kg (10 pounds);
  • Donald Trump weighs about 107 kg (236 pounds), or at least that's what he claims, but it's up for debate (because of course it is);
  • A Steinway Model O living room grand piano weighs about 270 kg (600 pounds);
  • Your sidewalk is two-thirds of a metre wide (two feet).

Be sure to brag — or just complain — on Twitter about how much snow you've cleared.

If you don't know how big your driveway is, you can use this handy tool.

Graeme Bruce

Graeme Bruce
Multimedia producer

Graeme moved to Winnipeg to join the Free Press in June 2015 via Ottawa, Hay River NWT, Grande Prairie Alta. and Brandon.

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