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Our region’s weather indirectly influenced by British Columbia catastrophe

Freezing rain has moved out of our region.  Environment Canada meteorologist Peter Kimbell says that should be the end of it for now, with temperatures creeping above the freezing mark.

The precipitation we did get is from the same system that heralded winter’s arrival on the Prairies.

Kimbell says in one way, it’s connected to the system that brought catastrophic rain to BC… but it dumped its rain over the mountains.

“And then it developed actually significantly over the Prairies and gave a lot of snow over the northern part of the Prairies and a lot of wind over Saskatchewan,” the meteorologist explains.

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“And then of course made its way over Northeastern Ontario as it does always. It changes its character. We got a bit of snow here, a bit of freezing precipitation, but nothing at all like what they got on the Prairies or on the west coast.”

For the Prairies, it was heavy snow and a strong wind.

Kimbell adds that the snow now on the ground in our region is here to stay.

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