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Toronto's Monday snowfall breaks 12-year record

Transit riders getting off a streetcar on Dec. 2, 2019. CITYNEWS
Summary

9.4 centimetres of snow fell in Toronto on Monday

The previous record for snowfall on Dec. 2 in Toronto was 9.2 centimetres, set in 2007

Clean-up after the snowfall continued on Tuesday across the city

TORONTO – December’s first big blast of winter weather around the Toronto turned out to be a record breaker.

At Toronto’s Pearson International Airport, 9.4 centimetres of snow fell on Monday, just beating out the previous record for Dec. 2 of 9.2 centimetres set in 2007.

The messy mix of wintry weather started early Sunday morning, bringing with it several hours of freezing rain or ice pellets before transitioning to snow or freezing drizzle in the afternoon.
The changeover to snow happened early Monday morning.

680 NEWS meteorologist Jill Taylor says the rest of the week is looking pretty calm by comparison.

“There is some possibility of some flurries for, pretty much, every day for the rest of the week (but) we are below average, for the most part,” she explained.

Clean-up after the snowfall continued on Tuesday across the city.