Toronto “grazed” by snow storm
Toronto received a blanket of snow overnight as the storm originally predicted to bring 10 to 15 cm of snow to the city moved south.
Pearson airport received about 5 cm but snowfall in other parts of the city was measured at 3 or 4 cm, according to Environment Canada.
Severe weather meteorologist Rob Kuhn said because Toronto was situated near the edge of the storm, a slight change in the storm’s track made a big difference in the snowfall amount.
“If the storm had gone just a bit further north, we would have been really digging out this morning,” he said. “But the storm went just a hair further south. We just got grazed by the edge of it.”
Weather warnings issued for Hamilton and Niagara were ended Monday morning. Overall, southwestern Ontario experienced the brunt of the storm, Kuhn said.
London received about 17 cm of snow and Windsor was buried under more than 20 cm. Monday’s forecast for Toronto calls for isolated flurries in the morning and a gradual clearing towards the afternoon, with an expected high of -5 Celsius.
Northeast winds of up to 30 km/h could cause some drifting snow, Kuhn added. The city is expected to warm up throughout the week, reaching positive temperatures on Thursday.
Gloria Er-Chua, Staff Reporter