Stormy Weather

The weather station

Local weatherman Harry Brown remembers Muskoka's stormiest seasons.

Story and photo by Gillian Brunette

When Huntsville and area residents awoke on the morning of Dec. 11 last year, they might well have believed they’d been transported to the North Pole overnight.

As people slept, a huge snowstorm blasted its way across the region. By 7:30 a.m., Huntsville’s mayor reported more than 50 cm (1.64 feet) of snow had fallen and residents of Ontario’s cottage country were being told to stay home amid predictions that a massive snowstorm could dump as much as 80 centimetres of snow in some areas.

It took days before the area returned to normal…

How did they survive?

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