The Weather Network calls it “most significant cold snap in decades.”
“One of the most prolonged cold periods in history,” and they call it a “cold snap”?
Looks to me like an attempt to downplay the historic nature of the cold.
“The record for the most single-digit days in a row in May is five, and that was back in May of 1974,” says The Weather Network meteorologist Tyler Hamilton. “Currently, we’re forecast to get five days of single digits, making it one of the most prolonged cold periods in history.”
Hamilton calls for possible snow this weekend all the way into Toronto. Some areas farther west could get enough snow that “you may need to shovel.”
Temperatures 10 degrees below seasonal will make it feel more like March.
Thanks to Glenn Cuthbert for this link