Windstorm!

12/19/2021

There was a lot of a huffin’ and a puffin’ out there on December 11th, 2021

Our captains logged a lot of hours in the aftermath, well over 40 downed trees were safely cleared away from the single-tracks.

Thank you to the volunteers! Your efforts continue to allow the community sustainable access to a natural space; this has all sorts of mental and physical health benefits for visitors and generates economic benefit for outdoor-related industry.

Picture dump to follow and let’s hope it’s a good while until the next storm!
HAFTA


Environment Canada:

A strong low pressure system tracked over Northeastern Ontario on 
Saturday and brought snow, freezing rain, rain and wind. Over 
Northeastern Ontario heavy snow and freezing rain developed, 
resulting in several road closures. Heavy rain also occurred over 
Southern Ontario Friday night and Saturday morning followed by very 
strong winds Saturday afternoon into the evening. Strong winds 
resulted in power outages with well over 100,000 households without 
power.

1. Summary of peak wind gusts in kilometres per hour. 

Hamilton Airport 104 
Toronto Pearson Airport 96 
...
3. Summary of total rainfall amounts in millimetres. 

Hamilton 25.4 
Toronto Pearson Airport 21 

4. Summary of new record maximum temperatures in degrees Celsius 
recorded on Saturday, December 11th. 

Hamilton Airport 
New record of 16.0 
Previous record of 13.9 set in 1971 
Records began in 1959 

Toronto Pearson Airport 
New record of 17.9 
Previous record of 14 set in 2015 
Records began in 1936 

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