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True or false? It's going to snow in Ontario this week

Tuesday, June 28th 2022, 7:47 pm - An anomalously cold lobe of air will swirl around Hudson Bay this week, and it’s the main driver of our long weekend forecast.

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True or false?

Technically true. Remember, Ontario is a large province spanning over a million square kilometres -- extending all the way to Hudson Bay.

That's exactly where the summer snow action lies. An anomalously cold lobe of air will swirl around Hudson Bay this week, and it’s the main driver of our long weekend forecast.

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By Wednesday morning, temperatures will fall a little further near the Hudson Bay shores. This means precipitation will fall as wet snow at times.

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The snowfall isn’t expected to lead to significant accumulations, but it’s simply a reminder of how volatile the changing climate is in Northern Canada. Extreme warmth far outweighs bouts of extreme cold at this latitude around the globe.

It's a far cry compared to the most recent surges of warmth and record-ice melt across Hudson Bay.

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You might just recall two years ago when this region recorded temperatures exceeding 35°C and claimed back-to-back-to-back national hot spot temperatures.

June 28, 2020: Fort Severn faced dangerous heat. On June 28, 2022, the same community faces the threat of some wet snow.

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RARE CANADA DAY SNOW

The climate record is pretty sparse when it comes to recording snowfall on Canada Day, but the biggest snowfall on record is the 9.8 cm at Kapuskasing weather station, including more than 3 cm falling at the airport.

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