Areas around Gander and St. John’s received another light dusting of snow over night as temperatures dipped to about -1 C, with a wind chill of about -7 C. Some called it a cruel spring joke. One twitter user commented “Nothing like a June snow to make you question your choices in life.”
Alan Doyle of the Newfoundland band, Great Big Sea, added his thoughts on Twitter with a sarcastic: “Lovely bit of snow on the go.” In St. John’s, softball games were postponed because of the cold that had people bundling up in winter parkas and toques.
Meteorologist Brian Walsh says the wintry weather this late in the year is rare, adding that it’s been 22 years since St. John’s airport last recorded snow in June. Other parts of Atlantic Canada didn’t fare much better, with Halifax seeing temperatures of about -1 C, Charlottetown 1 C and Fredericton at 2 C.