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Toronto: More snow so far this winter than ALL of last year

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Monday, February 12, 2018, 9:13 AM - In what seems to be a relentless winter with consistent blasts of arctic air and an aggressive active storm track, it should come as no surprise that Toronto's Pearson Airport has recorded more snow so far this winter than ALL of last winter combined. 

So far, Toronto has reported 90.5 cm of snow, out-snowing the 84.2 cm of snow that fell from November 2016 through to April 2017. 

It's a similar story in Hamilton, Ontario as well. The city has seen 114.4 cm of snow so far this winter versus the 114.2 cm of snow combined from November to April.

Two rounds of early spring weather to come

Sick of shoveling the constant rounds of snow or navigating the roads through treacherous winter conditions? Two rounds of early spring weather will spread across southern Ontario this week giving the region a much deserved break from winter's ferocious grip. 

Keep on top of active weather by visiting the ALERTS page.

"We'll see much milder air from the Southeast U.S. surge into the region on Wednesday along with abundant sunshine," says Weather Network meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham. "Scattered showers develop for Wednesday night and into Thursday morning." 

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And while a brief cool down late week could bring another shot of snow to some places (track dependent), it will be short lived as milder weather returns in time for the Family Day long weekend.  

"Sunday will be mostly sunny and much milder with temperatures rising well above freezing," Gillham says. "Family Day will also be very mild with the threat for rain showers."

Gillham adds that the warm up doesn't signal an official end to winter and a transition back to a more wintry pattern is likely into the start of March, BUT, the return to this colder pattern will be significantly delayed from what was initially expected.

For a more comprehensive look at weather conditions in the GTA, here's a detailed analysis.

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