Kitchener sees coldest Feb. 13 ever; Guelph ties record from 1899
A 116-year-old record came as close as possible to falling Friday morning.
In Guelph, a temperature of -28.9 C was recorded – matching the lowest ever seen in that city on Feb. 13, last experienced in 1899.
To the north in Elora, temperatures of -27.3 C fell short of the -27.8 C record set in 1914.
Records were set in a number of cities elsewhere in southern Ontario, including Kitchener – where -29.1 C marked a colder Feb. 13 than the previous low of -23.1 C recorded in 1997.
Temperatures bottomed out in Wiarton at -32 C (breaking a record of -29.1 C set in 1979), Delhi at -24.3 C (previous record of -22.2 C set in 1967) and in Hamilton at -24.6 C (breaking the record from 1968 of -20.6 C).
Across our coverage area, temperatures are expected to remain cold into the early part of next week – although not cold enough to continue extreme cold warnings, which were cancelled Friday morning across southern Ontario.
As of late Friday morning, Environment Canada was forecasting weekend highs of -12 C and -17 C in Kitchener over the weekend.