April showers might bring May flowers, but freezing cold just makes us all miserableAfter Tuesday's rather unwelcome return of Old Man Winter to Ontario, his lingering effects were still felt this morning across the province as anyone venturing outside early was treated to some record-breaking chills.
Temperatures across Ontario were well-below freezing as the sun came up this morning, with thermometers giving readings for this day that haven't been seen in decades. Toronto's Pearson International Airport recorded a low of -6 C this morning, beating out the previous record low of -5.6 C, from April 16, 1980, while Toronto Island's reading of -5 C beat out the record of -4.4 C from that same day.
Cities across the southern part of the province followed in his record-breaking suit, with some taking over from records set in the 1990s (simply due to stations being established more recently), but most — like Hamilton, London and Kitchener-Waterloo, as well as Barrie, Peterborough and out to Kingston — breaking records from that same April 16 cold snap in 1980.
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