Currently in Toronto — August 15th, 2022
The weather, currently.
A pleasant start to the new week. Monday will begin with a fair amount of cloud early morning but it wont last long, with sunny breaks developing by late morning. The wakeup temperature near 19°C.
By lunch time a mix of sun and cloud kind of day with a high of 26°C, which will seem just a little warmer than that with the humidex. The wind will be light from the east and the UV Index will be 7 or high.
Monday night: cloudy periods with a low of 17°C
Side Note: Tomorrow will mark the 7 day without rain, but there is chance for at least some moisture midweek. More to come.
What you need to know, currently.
Our founder, Eric Holthaus, has a new piece up today on the coming water restrictions in the drought-stricken Western states:
Time has run out for drought-stricken states along the Colorado River in the US southwest, as talks aimed at coming to terms on a water-sharing plan have broken down.
“Negotiations among the Colorado River’s Lower Basin states of Arizona, California, and Nevada have stalled,” according to Luke Runyon, a journalist for a Colorado public radio station focused on the Colorado River. According to Runyon, that makes “a seven-state commitment to conserve 2-4 million acre-feet unlikely ahead of a federal deadline.”
That much water — 2-4 million acre-feet — is about one-third of the river’s historic flow, roughly equivalent to all the water Arizona’s farmers use each year to grow alfalfa, a specialized type of hay, or about as much as Las Vegas uses in five years.