It's official: Windsor has broken its all-time snowfall record
It’s a record breaking snowfall.
It’s been suspected for quite some time that this winter season would end up being the snowiest ever in Windsor-Essex, and with Wednesday’s wallop, Environment Canada says it’s now official.
Warning preparedness meteorologist Geoff Coulson says heading into Wednesday’s storm Windsor had already seen 223.6 cm of snow for the 2013/2014 season. The now previous record, 225.5 cm, was set in 2004/2005.
“Given the fact that were already getting reports of six or seven centimeters on the ground in the Windsor area, we have now set a new record for the snowiest winter.”
And it’s not the only record that was broken this season. Several daily snowfall and temperature records were shattered since December, something that is expected to continue through March.
In fact, Coulson says temperatures have the potential to hit -17 C Thursday morning, which would set a new record low for that day. The current record was set back in 1960.
On a broader outlook, Coulson says it’s been the coldest winter for December and January since 1978/1979.
“This winter for January/ February came in for the fourth coldest, since records began back in 1940.”