Rollercoaster weekend weather ranges from blizzards to balmy temperatures

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Weather-wise it's been a real rollercoaster ride in parts of Canada this weekend.

Life is slowly returning to normal in eastern Newfoundland, where a blizzard on Friday dumped up to half-metre of wet snow.

St. John’s International Airport re-opened early this morning after being closed for almost two days.

At the height of the storm, more than 60-thousand customers in central Newfoundland and the Avalon peninsula were blacked out.

Newfoundland Power says all but about 17-hundred had been reconnected by early Sunday morning.

It’s a very different story in southern Ontario, which has been basking in record highs.

It hit 14.6 degrees in Toronto yesterday — five degrees above the previous record set in 1995.

And more of the same is forecast for today before temperatures drop again to more season values of about plus one on Monday.

Last night the blizzard that swept across southern Manitoba on Friday dumped 20 to 30 centimetres of snow on parts of northwestern Ontario before petering out.

Further south, the Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie areas were expecting rain to turn to freezing rain later this morning as temperatures continue falling.


Organizations: Johns International Airport, Newfoundland Power, Sudbury

Geographic location: Newfoundland, Canada, Southern Ontario Toronto Southern Manitoba Northwestern Ontario Sault Ste. Marie

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