Though many would like to think otherwise, winter is not done with us yet.
Today we are in the midst of what will likely be a 15cm or more dump in the Nations Capital. Listen closely and you can hear the sound of clicks as people close the window on this edition of #RedHeartBlueSign.
I confess, I have only been back in Ottawa for two weeks after hibernating in the south (Toronto) for nearly most of the winter of 2015-2016.
If you stuck around after that opening paragraph good for you, there is hope – but maybe not as soon as you might like it. Here are some statistics for you to ease your mind and start you thinking of warmer weather courtesy of https://www.currentresults.com/Weather/Canada/Ontario/Places/ottawa-snowfall-totals-snow-accumulation-averages.php.
Here are average snow falls for Ottawa, I have confined the list to March through June, because we don’t need to be reminded of the worst months for snowfall which Ottawa just got through.
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As you can see, the risk of snow greatly diminishes right through to June, where there seems to be no recorded snowfall at all. Be warned though – snow does make an appearance in May as I remember waking up to snow on the ground on a Mothers Day 20 years ago.
Here in Ottawa the long range forecast calls for temperatures in the low teens starting in just over a week, until then the sun will be warm enough to melt what has hit Ottawa and many other parts of the province. I hope this will get you through to May, and (fingers crossed) hopefully a no snow month May . But keep in mind this is OUR weather and I won’t rule out any snow in Ottawa until June 1st.
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