Welcome to Earth Day, suckers. Could shatter both temperature and snowfall records.
“Winter weather making for record-breaking day in London, Ont,” reads the headline.
“A blast of winter weather in London, Ont., could shatter temperature records for the day and is already believed to have set a new snowfall record,” writes Jacquelyn LeBel.
“Environment Canada is forecasting a high of just 1 C on Wednesday, almost guaranteeing a new record low for the maximum temperature for April 21.
“The previous record for the lowest maximum temperature for the day in London is 5 C in 1945, recorded at the airport.
“Before 1941, data was recorded in nearby Lambeth, where the record low max for the day is 3.8 C recorded in 1936.
“It looks like we’re going to smash them both today because we’re barely at one degree,” says Global News Radio 980 CFPL weather specialist John Wilson.
The overnight low, meanwhile, is expected to fall to -5 C, approaching the current record low for April 21 of -5.9 C set in 1981 at the airport.
Meanwhile, Environment Canada issued a winter weather travel advisory for much of southwestern Ontario, including London and Middlesex County, ahead of the low pressure system that could bring up to 5 cm of snowfall.
The national weather agency said Londoners could face snow, slippery road conditions and reduced visibility due to falling snow starting Tuesday night and lasting into Wednesday morning.
Meteorologists say due to the “uncertain track of the weather system and the warm ground temperatures,” actual snowfall amounts could change.
John Parsons, the city’s division manager of roadside operations, told Global News that sander and salter trucks wee available and ready to deploy if need be, with a focus on main roads and bus routes.
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via Ice Age Now
April 23, 2021 at 11:46AM