Here's when spring is expected to arrive in Ottawa

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.

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