Record-breaking snowpack in some areas.
The snow extent in southern Ontario as we trudge through the third week of April is “most extraordinary,” says meteorologist Tyler Hamilton.
There’s “tons of snow in New Brunswick and up towards Labrador,” says Hamilton. “That’s expected.” But what’s not expected is the vast amounts of snow in southern Ontario. A lot of snow in Alberta.
Record amounts of snowfall in some of the lower elevations in the interior of B.C. were observed during this winter season. The peaks surrounding the Okanogan have a healthy snowpack reserve, while the North Shore towards the Lower Mainland also feature healthy snow conditions for mid-April as well.
Additionally, six percent of the Great Lakes are covered by ice, whereas “barely a sliver of ice remained (0.4 per cent) exactly one year ago.”
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