As snow continues to fall across the province on May 11, it seems that some records are about to be broken. If accumulation continues, this could be the most snowfall in our province's recorded history this late in May. Ontario's May snowfall is breaking records for cold as well, with some of the coldest May days ever recorded. 

The Weather Network reports that in order for this snowfall to be historic, around 5 centimetres would have to fall in parts of southern Ontario. The latest snowfall on record in Hamilton was 4.4 centimetres.

"If London or Hamilton somehow gets over 5cm this will be the latest snowfall that large in recorded history," Weather Network Meteorologist Tyler Hamilton said.

Weather records from Toronto, Hamilton and London, Ontario are all expecting May 11 to be historic in terms of snowfall and cold. 

If Toronto reaches 2 centimetres of snow today, it will be the most ever recorded in the city on this date, according to Toronto-Pearson weather records.

Toronto is also expected to break records for the cold weather that they are currently facing this week as well.

According to TWN, the city will likely have five days of temperatures below 10 C, which the city hasn't seen since 1974. 

However, we won't have to deal with the cold and snow for much longer. 

 

 

The lake effect snow that the Great Lakes region has seen this morning will be making an exit by the afternoon.

The Weather Network also predicts that the May warmth will start to creep in for the long weekend. 

 

The unseasonably cold weather is due to a polar vortex that has been passing through the province bringing record cold and snowfall well into May. 

This vortex made its way from Nunavut and carries some of the coldest air on the planet. 

*Cover photo used for illustrative purposes only. 

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