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Environment Canada says 39.5 cm of snow fell on Easter Monday in Kapuskasing

The Model Town of the North took a direct hit with a spring snowstorm from Mother Nature on Easter Monday. Environment Canada Meteorologist Peter Kimbell says 39.5 centimetres of snow fell with 99 per cent of that coming during the day. He adds that a complex weather system was the cause.

“There was a broad area of  low pressure to the north and a secondary over Illinois and Missouri,” he said. “That tracked over the north and northeastern Ontario and brought all of that cold air and snow.”

Kimbell says the 39.5 was a record for April 13th but adds that there some other dates with significant snowfall amounts.

“April 16th, 2012 there was 40 cm, May 3rd of 1973 we had 32 cm,” he said. “There was also May 10th, 1990 had 38 cm and May 31st of 1956 had 10 cm.”

He adds the snow and cooler temperatures are here for the remainder of the week and after a break on Saturday, it cools off again on Monday.

 

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