Put your shorts away.
Winter has made a return to the Forest City ‘ albeit brief.
A band of lake-effect snow blew through the London area over the weekend, tallying up nine centimetres of accumulation between Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.
The worst of the storm came in the morning hours, with Environment Canada issuing snow- squall warnings and leaving drivers grappling with near whiteout conditions in some spots.
Things were at their worst about 9 a.m., with monitors at the London airport recording visibility of less than one kilometre.
The storm began blowing out of the area about noon Sunday when winds shifted west. Lake-effect snow is fairly common this time of year, Environment Canada Meteorologist Karine Dumas said.
“Last year, you got 100 centimetres in a couple of snow storms mixed with those lake-effect streamers,” Dumas said.
While city streets were slushy and snow-covered for most if the weekend, drivers were on good behaviour, Const. Frank Figliomeni said.
“Uneventful I guess is the right word to use,” Figliomeni said in describing the storm’s impact. “I’ve noticed (drivers) were taking it a little extra slow.”