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Merry Mother's Day?
Craig Huckerby for local2 sault ste. marie
May 12th, 2013 at 8:11am | Last Updated at 8:24am
This will be a Mother's Day you won't forget. Normally the day is warm and sunny and the flowers are blooming and the patio's and BBQ's are going.
Many were surprised by the snow flurries on Saturday - those are the ones who always say the weatherman is always wrong. Today those naysayers are eating another bowl of crow while looking at the snow on the rooftops and the ground Sunday morning.
About 2cm fell overnight as temperatures dropped below freezing. To make matters worse the winds blowing from the NW and gusting to 60 km/h will create windchills of about -10c for most of the day.
Don't worry, the snow won't last long. Temperatures are expected to rebound to the double digits on the plus side by mid week and rain is also in the forecast.
The most amount of snow to fall on this date was 1.5cm in 1971 but it didn't stick. Today, according to Environment Canada records , is the first time that snow was on the ground this late into Spring. Though it has been colder. The coldest temperature on this date was -3.9 in 1967. The hottest temperature recorded for this date was 27.4c in 2004.
Now go give your Mom a big hug and blanket.