March 5, 2010 — Sunny skies and mild temperatures, and it's still winter. But as Kelly Noseworthy explains, warmer conditions haven't been that unusual this year.
The sunshine has been dominating the forecast in southern Ontario all week.
And this weekend...nothing will change.
According to The Weather Network's meteorologist Rob Davis, it's only going to get better.
'We had a ridge crossing the Prairies last week, bringing above seasonal temperatures for them,' says Davis. 'Now that ridge is heading eastward and will reach southern Ontario just in time for the weekend.' Temperatures could even climb all the way into the double digits for some areas.
The talk of sunny skies and mild temperatures at the beginning of March may seem odd to some people. But with the unusual winter the region has seen so far, it's nothing out of the ordinary.
Snowfall totals in Toronto have been well below average this year.
So far, only 52.4 centimetres of snow has fallen in the city. That's about half the amount the area usually sees by this point in the winter. This year could be recorded as the least snowy ever. A previous record was set back in 1952-53 when only 52.9 centimetres fell for the whole season.
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