PHOTOS: Mid-May snow irks Ontarians
Monday, May 16, 2016, 10:48 AM - Snow fell in parts of Ontario Sunday and many residents are in disbelief with what we hope is the last hurrah of wintry weather.
"Flurries in southern Ontario were caused by a trough associated with a low pressure system," The Weather Network's meteorologist Matt Grinter said. "With the cool temperatures that moved in along with the trough, this allowed for some lake enhancement and for some areas of the region to see a wide variety of winter weather including, snow, graupel, ice pellets and a rain-snow mix."
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What is graupel?
What most people took for hail Sunday, is actually graupel. It forms when supercooled droplets of water are collected and freeze on falling snowflakes, creating spongy and soft snow pellets.
Residents across southern Ontario took to Twitter to share photos and video of the unpleasant wintry mix.