It's called the Weather

It's called the Weather
Posted on April 7, 2016 | Rob Dekker | Written on April 7, 2016
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Author's Note:

Author's Note:

We all talk about the weather, I decided to write about it.

UPDATE: Ottawa broke a record with 14.2CM of snow falling on April 6th.  It broke the previous record of 13CM set in 1958.

Though many would like to think otherwise, winter is not over for the year.  Today (April 6) we are in the midst of will likely be a 15cm or more dump in the nations capital.  

I have only been back in Ottawa for two weeks after hibernating in the south (Toronto) for nearly most of the winter of 2015-2016.

If you stuck around after that opening paragraph good for you, there is hope – but maybe not as soon as you might like it.  So here are some statistics for you to ease your mind and start you thinking of warmer weather courtesy of

Here are average snow falls for Ottawa, I have confined the list to March through June, because we don’t need to be reminded of the worst months for snowfall:

March  - 7.4 days - 29CM

April - 2.8 days - 7CM

May - 0.1 days - 0CM

June - 0 days - 0CM


As you can see, the risk of snow greatly diminishes right through to June, where there seems to be no recorded snowfall at all.  Be warned though – snow may make an appearance in May as I remember waking up to snow on the ground on a  Mothers Day some 20 years ago.

Here in Ottawa the long range forecast calls for temperatures in the low teens starting in just over a week, until then the sun will be warm enough to melt what has hit Ottawa and many other parts of the province.  Hopefully this will get you through to May, and (fingers crossed) hopefully a no snow month.  But keep in mind this is OUR weather and I won’t rule out any snow in Ottawa until June 1st.

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Rob currently works on Parliament Hill and is on the Daybreak Non-Profit Housing Board of Directors.  He writes regularly on his blog #RedHeartBlueSign at www.... More