Cities across Ontario smash low-temperature records for Nov. 22
A frigid November cold snap has meant many areas across Ontario set new low-temperature records on Thursday morning.
At Toronto Pearson International Airport, the mercury fell as low as -13.3 C, compared with the previous Nov. 22 record of -12.4 C set in 1989.
In Ottawa, it got as cold as -18.7 C at the airport. In Kingston, a record going back to 1880 was broken when temperatures fell to -16.7 C.
Hamilton’s airport clocked a low of -14.9 C.
“These frigid temperatures are incredible for this time of year,” Global News chief meteorologist Anthony Farnell said.
“I don’t remember the last time so many record lows were set by so much on a single day.”
Records were also set in Kitchener, Peterborough, Guelph, Sault Ste. Marie and North Bay.
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“This arctic air originated near the North Pole five days ago and quickly moved south over above normal snowpack. The air did not have a chance to moderate like it normally would in the middle of November,” Farnell explained.
However, a little relief is on the horizon, he said.
“Thankfully this is just a quick hit and temperatures will rebound to normal by the weekend. More cold and snow will return next week but nothing like what we’re experiencing now.”
Record minimum temperatures set Nov. 22
Toronto Pearson Airport
New record of -13.3 C
Previous record -12.4 C set in 1989
Toronto Buttonville Airport
New record of -15.4 C
Previous record -14.1 C set in 2008
New record of -14.7 C
Previous record -11.0 C set in 1987
New record of -16.1 C
Previous record -14.3 C set in 2000
New record -19.3 C
Previous record -15.1 C set in 1987
New record -20.6 C
Previous record -16.3 C set in 2008
New record -14.9 C
Previous record -11.8 C set in 2000
Minimum of -21 C
Ties record of -21 C set in 2008
New record -26.3 C
Previous record -21.3 C set in 2008
New record -17.9 C
Previous record -17.8 C set in 1932
New record -14.7 C
Previous record -13.3 C set in 2008
New record -15.1 C
Previous record -11.8 C set in 2008
New record -16.7 C
Previous record -15 Cset way back in 1880
New record -18.8 C
Previous record -18.3 C set way back in 1874
New record -18.7 C
Previous record -16.7 C set in 1972
New record -18.7 C
Previous record -14.4 C set in 1972
Ottawa (Canadian Department of Agriculture)
New record -17.2 C
Previous record -15.6 C set way back in 1895
New record -21.7 C
Previous record -18.3 C set in 1964
New record -22 C
Previous record -20.6 C set in 1929
New record -26.6 C
Previous record -18.9 C set in 1949
New record -16.2 C
Previous record -14.4 C set in 1932
Sault Ste. Marie
New record -23.4 C
Previous record -18.6 C set in 1989
New record -26.1 C
Previous record -25.6 C set in 1964
New record -31.4 C
Previous record -28.1 C set in 2005
New record -33.0 C
Previous record -30.7 C set in 2013
Source: Environment Canada preliminary data
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