Mar 02

February 2015 – Toronto’s coldest month ever
Despite the ridiculous cold, people still flocked to the Beach to do selfies with nature’s ice sculptures last month.

February 2015 – Toronto’s coldest month ever (Ice Age Now, March 2, 2015):

Coldest month in Toronto since 1842 – maybe even longer. Not just the day, not just February, but the coldest MONTH ever.  And spring is just a few weeks away.

“Nobody alive today has ever experienced a colder month in Toronto than we did this month.” said Environment Canada’s senior climatologist David Phillips.

Technically, it was a tie. February 1875 was exactly as cold at an overall average temperature of -12.6 C. But not even your grandparents can claim to recall that 140-year-old record.

February normally averages out -4.5 C — more than eight degrees warmer than this year. Continue reading »

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Aug 21

Summer in Toronto – On the verge of setting a new record (Ice Age Now, Aug 19, 2014):

“If Toronto’s Pearson International Airport weather station doesn’t hit 30.0ºC before the end of August — and it’s not looking like it will — this will be the first consecutive July and August that Pearson has not hit 30.0ºC+ since records began at Pearson in 1938 — that’s 76 years of data,” says Weather Network meteorologist Dayna Vettese.

Chilly temperatures appear to have settled into the region, making it feel like fall in some places.

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Jul 09


More photos here:

Toronto flood photos show parts of city underwater (CTV News, July 9, 2013)

Videos and photos here:

Severe thunderstorms cause flooding, blackouts, havoc on roads around GTA (Toronto Star, July 9, 2013):

Severe thunderstorms that have caused flooding and power outages around the city Monday will likely exceed 100 mm of total rainfall before it tapers off later this evening, according to Environment Canada.

Meteorologists from Environment Canada are tracking a slow moving cluster of thunderstorms capable of producing localized flash flooding.

The amount of rainfall has beaten the previous same-day rainfall record of 29.2 mm in 2008 and trounced the roughly 70 mm monthly average for July.

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