We have weathered yet another storm. Environment Canada meteorologist Gerald Cheng has the statistics, from the two places in our region where official readings are recorded.
“It was quite hefty. Thirty centimetres in Kapuskasing, 26 centimetres in Timmins.”
As if that wouldn’t be bad enough, nature contributed wind gusts up to 80 km/h to blow it around and reduce visibility. So the storm was classified as a blizzard in Kap, but the visibility wasn’t reduced long enough in Timmins to elevate it higher than a strong winter storm.
For the rest of the week, Cheng reports that we’re back into bitter cold and stinging wind chills.
“We are not seeing big systems affecting Northeastern Ontario,” he notes, “ just maybe some light dusting of snow in the coming days.”
As for early March, which arrives Friday: “It will be colder than usual,” predicts the meteorologist. “ And in terms of precipitation, well right now if the track stays where it is, then we’ll get less precipitation, which I think everybody is happy with that, after this storm.”