April 6, 2010 — This is usually the time of year that the weather across the country is pretty unpredictable. Click on the video to the left to find out what residents in southern Ontario were dealing with in 2003.
The warm and record breaking weather across southern Ontario this past weekend definitely had people talking. Mostly because the mild and dry conditions are pretty unusual for this time of year.
Just take the storm that hit in 2003 for example.
On April 3rd and 4th a spring ice storm wreaked havoc on southern Ontario. Planes were grounded at Toronto's Pearson International Airport after over 35 mm of precipitation was recorded.
Residents referred to the storm as a complete travel nightmare.
On April 5th, 1999, a late winter stormed battered Newfoundland.
The tempest, sporting 90 km/h winds, buried St. John's in 69 cm of snow.
Meanwhile, on this exact day in 1981, southern Saskatchewan was dealing with its own set of problems.
Wind gusts reached 110 km/h in the province, closing down schools, knocking down power lines, and stripping topsoil from farmlands. Local farmers called this the worst dust storm in 20 years.
It's hard to believe considering the current calm and and dry conditions there now.
For the latest details on the weather stories people are talking about now, tune into The Weather Network on TV. Your newscast comes up at :12 and :42 past every hour.