Here are the most recent snow and ice accumulations from the weekend storm in the east. This storm caused significant damage to trees and power lines and made travel very difficult.
The worst of the ice storm was fairly close to where we thought it would be, but there was also significant ice down into the Hamilton area, which was farther south than I thought it would be. Even the Niagara region had accumulating ice for about six hours Saturday night. It looks like the light northeast wind was able to bring just enough cold air down into the Hamilton area and maintain that sub-freezing wedge right through the night.
Just saw a picture out of Kingston, Ontario, showing a bunch of kids skating down the side street. Incredible!
Data courtesy of Environment Canada...
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