|Highway 17 in northern Ontario at a standstill on Tuesday as winter just won't go away.|
Record Cold Temperatures
As noted above this system has a cold side to it that continues to produce snow north and west of the system. After dumping more snow across Minnesota and the Dakotas, the storm took aim on northern Ontario on Tuesday. Several centimetres of snow and ice forced the closure of several highways including the Trans-Canada east of Thunder Bay along the Lake Superior shore. Record cold has plunged as far south as Texas with Dallas at a record low 4C (40F) this morning. At first pitch it was only -5C (23F) at Coors Field in Denver yesterday. The doubleheader between the Braves and Rockies was the coldest game ever played there.
On Monday the morning lows were -13.1C in Regina, Sask and -11.1C in Saskatoon making it the coldest April 22 in 104 years. That is just how cold this spring has been. Montreal reached 14C yesterday which is normal for the date, but the month as a whole has featured more than half the days below normal. If we hit 20C today it will be only the second time this year
we have made it above 16C (60F).