Saturday, May 9th 2020, 4:48 pm - Ontarians have been hit with a late-spring shot of wintry weather, with some locales breaking records for lowest May temperatures.
The calendar says May 9, but the conditions in Ontario Saturday make it feel more like March 9.
Many residents in the province woke up Saturday morning to wind chills in the -5°C to -10°C range and more snow, even graupel, falling. Toronto experienced its second-coldest May temperature on record with a low of -4.7°C. Windsor, Wiarton and Hamilton also experienced one of their coldest May temperatures on record.
LET IT SNOW!
Many Ontarians are clearly not happy with the return of the wintry weather in May. Below are some of the pictures and visuals making the rounds on social media.
Dear @weathernetwork. It's May the 9th. Cut it out! https://t.co/JbzhGIjMhDChris Hadfield on Twitter
This is not happening. That is all. @weathernetwork #onstorm https://t.co/i0GAXqa4RGMark Robinson on Twitter
It's Saturday May 9th 🥴😬🤔 #snowbodywantedthis #onstorm #sigh https://t.co/pBs4qFqT9TAnnieBodyCaNaDa on Twitter
Crazy weather for May #onstorm in oshawa https://t.co/iMrLYzfQr1Clint VA3KDK on Twitter
😳.....*Re-checks the calendar* ..... #SaugeenShores waking to a fresh dusting this AM❄️ #ONwxKelly Sonnenburg TWN on Twitter
Spring surprise in #Barrie today. I feel bad for the garden centres that just opened. #ONStorm https://t.co/SQI74A21icRalph Bouwmeester on Twitter
Has anyone seen the receipts for 2020? Midland, Ontario needs to return May 9th for refund. #onstorm #snowinmayJACtweets13🇨🇦 on Twitter
On Friday, the temperatures were cold enough to establish new monthly lows in several northern Ontario communities.
Thumbnail courtesy of Malcolm McCallum.