It's official! Toronto reaches 100 consecutive days with snow on the ground
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 9:30 AM -
As of Tuesday, Toronto's Pearson International Airport set a record of 100 consecutive days with at least 1 cm of snow on the ground.
BUT SPRING *IS* COMING, RIGHT? Check out The Weather Network's 2014 Spring Outlook for what the coming season will look like.
The city had already broken the previous record of 81 days of snow cover set in the winter of 1977-1978, and there was really no doubt that the 100 day mark would come as well.
Especially after a relentless winter that has brought everything from ice storms to frost quakes and the polar vortex.
Today = 100 consecutive day w/ 1+ cm snow on ground at Pearson! Messy & wet ending to winter Wed; Spring back to wintry pattern to end March— Doug Gillham (@gtaweather1) March 18, 2014
While some Torontonians did everything they could to dismiss this new snow cover record, The Weather Network team celebrated...with ice cream sandwiches.
Despite the official start to spring on Thursday, the end of the winter season isn't going out without a fight.
Another system moving through the province is bringing a wintery mix of freezing rain, ice pellets and snow to the region.
"Heading into March, many winter weary Canadians hoped that spring would soon be in the air. However, despite a few tastes of spring, overall March has brought a continuation of well below seasonal temperatures," says Weather Network meteorologist Doug Gillham.
Wondering what the rest of the month will bring? Get the full expert analysis from Dr. Gillham here.