Early Spring Storm Brings Rain, Snow, Ice

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Ice-encrusted branches were almost too much for this Japanese maple to bear. (Photo by Joe Barkovich)

Weather summary
for Ontario and the National Capital Region
updated by Environment Canada
at 10:28 a.m. EDT Friday 7 April 2017.

Discussion.

Many people are probably wondering if winter will ever end. An early
spring storm which deepened over the Ohio Valley Wednesday night
moved across the lower Great Lakes on Thursday bringing significant
rain before changing to snow across most of southern Ontario
Thursday night. The storm has now moved towards southern Quebec. The
snow will gradually taper off from west to east today as the storm
continues to move east.

The following is a summary of precipitation amounts received by
Environment Canada as of 10 am Friday.

1. Summary of Rainfall Amounts in millimetres from Wednesday night
to Friday 10 am:

Port Weller: 32.4
Vineland: 39.3
Kitchener: 24.6
Hamilton: 32.2
Wiarton: 24
Borden: 22
Toronto Pearson Airport: 29
Buttonville Airport: 24.8
Toronto City Airport: 30.8
Cornwall: 48 (Volunteer Observer)
Peterborough: 24.4
Trenton: 29
Kemptville: 40.3
Bancroft: 22.8
Ottawa Airport: 34.2
Drummond Centre: 25.4
Grimsby Mountain: 23
Green Valley: 40.1 (CoCoRaHS Observation)
Mississauga: 33 (CoCoRaHS Observation)
Milford: 53.6 (CoCoRaHS Observation)
Burlington: 38.9 (CoCoRaHS Observation)
Picton: 49 (CoCoRaHS Observation)

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