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April snow in northern Ontario, Quebec

Staff writers

April 23, 2012 — Several storm systems brought snow to northern Ontario and Quebec last week. Parts of the provinces looked like a winter wonderland on Friday.

Saturday's snowfall
Saturday's snowfall

It's not the type of weather most Canadians hope to wake up to in the latter half of April. Yet on Friday morning, people in sections of north and central Ontario had some shovelling to do.
A fresh helping of snow blanketed communities like Sudbury, North Bay and Hanmer. Around 15 cm was recorded throughout the day. 

The system then made its way through northern sections of Quebec, where where between 15-25 cm of snow fell.
The recent blast of winter comes on the heels of another system that hit the provinces earlier in the week. Thirty-six cm of snow and ice pellets fell in Kapuskasing, while Geraldton was blanketed with about 25 cm.
Accumulations were also reported in places like Atikokan and Thunder Bay. Meanwhile, in the Timmins area, freezing rain fell for hours. 

Then, on Wednesday, up to 15 cm of snow fell in parts of northwestern Ontario. Conditions in Dryden deteriorated quickly, prompting officials to cancel school buses for the day. 

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