“Snow Mist” At Portage Bridge Park, Ottawa. Photo by @DMacOttawa via Twitter.
Ottawans woke up on Monday not only to a chilly temperature, but some snow as well.
Not unusually, as Rolf Campbell at Ottawa Weather Records notes. Late October is a normal time for first snowfall in Ottawa — although it always catches us offguard nonetheless.
Monday’s temperature hung around 0°C for most of the day, with a low of 0.4°C recorded at 9 a.m. Campbell suggested more snow may be on the way this week, thanks to hurricane Zeta.
Who wants a white Halloween? The remnants of Hurricane Zeta may drop a couple of centimetres of snow on Ottawa on October 30th; but this could easily miss to the South.— Ottawa Weather Records🌷 (@YOW_Weather) October 26, 2020
**Forecasts beyond 3 days are for entertainment purposes only. pic.twitter.com/0ayiK5J09j
Here’s a roundup of some tweets from around Ottawa as the snow made its debut.
So, snow. In October. Between that & the pandemic, we know it's been hard lately. But if Leafs fans can still be optimistic when going into Game 7 of a playoff series against Boston, surely the rest of us can find ways to keep the faith & stay the course. #StayStrong #BeCOVIDwise— Ottawa Public Health (@ottawahealth) October 26, 2020
I think we need a ruling on what sticking is (full disclosure, I did not pick today). Here's the timelapse from this morning (8:30am to 11am) pic.twitter.com/brffw95HTB— Kyle Smith (@KylesWeather) October 26, 2020
Snow & Rain & Birds ... the first snowflakes brought a flurry of activity to our backyard. So since the sky is grey this evening at #sunset a bit of colour & a very sweet Downy Woodpecker from this morning. #Ottawa #ShareYourWeather #Birds pic.twitter.com/qbnb0rWRY0— Nancy (@NancyFromCanada) October 26, 2020
They weren't kidding about these Canadian winters..... pic.twitter.com/NPivqoaHlZ— Eamonn McKee (@EamonnMcKee) October 26, 2020