Here's when spring is expected to arrive in Ottawa

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By Tom Spears, Ottawa Citizen, March 5, 2019

Days are getting long and the sky is turning deeper blue, but Eastern Ontario is locked into at least a week of unseasonably cold weather before it will start to feel like spring.

“It’s a little too early to write the final chapter on winter,” notes David Phillips of Environment Canada.

Ottawa’s long-term average temperatures for this time of year are a high of 0 and a low of -9.

But the reality this week is much colder: highs ranging from a stingy -11 on Tuesday to -3 by the weekend, and lows mostly between -15 and -18. These are typical numbers for the middle of January.