Toronto Pearson International Airport breaks daily snowfall record
Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 7:20 PM -
A Texas low arrived in southern Ontario early Wednesday morning bringing dangerous travel conditions to the area and setting a new daily snowfall record.
Snow continued to fall throughout the afternoon Wednesday, with some parts north of Toronto Pearson International Airport accumulating up to 14 cm of snow, replacing the previous daily snowfall record set back in 2011 at 11.6 centimetres.
"So far this winter, Pearson has picked up 87.7 cm of snow," says Weather Network meteorologist Brian Dillon.
"That's above normal for this time of year."
"Ice coverage on the Great Lakes this year is at about 76 percent," Dillon says.
"Normal for this time of year is about 30 percent. The extra ice coverage can be contributed to the conditions we've seen this winter."