Currently in Toronto — February 6th, 2023

Clearing skies and much warmer too!

The weather, currently.

After a record-breaking couple of days, a much warmer trend unfolds for the week. Monday morning will start out under fairly bright skies and a wake-up temperature near -2°C, feeling like -8°C with the wind chill. Mainly sunny conditions will continue for the day with a high of -1°C and a windchill of -6°C.   It will generally feel over 20 degrees warmer across the GTA than it did Friday night.
The wind will be light tomorrow, a northerly breeze of 10-20km/h and UV index of 2 or low.

Monday night: Increasing cloudiness with a low of 1°C.

Side note: Here are some of the temperature records that were broken with the polar blast.

New Record of -26.9
Old record -24.4 set in 1970

New Record of -38.2
Old record -37.8 set in 1923

New Record of -40.6
Old record -38.9 set in 1908

Algonquin Park
New Record of -41.5
Old record -38.3 set in 1923

Anwar Knight

What you need to know, currently.

Mount Washington in New Hampshire broke records for the coldest wind chill ever recorded in the U.S. at -108 degrees F (-77 degrees C).

Wind chill warnings remain ine affect in nearly all of New England and New York, though temperatures are between 10 and 30 degrees below average in southern Connecticut, southern and western New York and northeast Pennsylvania. Wind chill advisories are in place.

Boston experienced its lowest wind chill ever recorded at -39 degrees F (-39 degrees C) with winds gusting near 40 mph. Portland, Maine also recorded its all-time lowest wind chill at -45 degrees F (-43 degrees C).

Thousands of people lost power across the region. Boston’s National Weather service described the cold as “a historic Arctic outbreak for the modern era,” claiming that “this is about as cold as it will ever get.”

The blast of Arctic air comes less than a week after parts of Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Texas saw an unseasonably cold ice storm, knocking out power for more than 500,000 homes and businesses.

—Aarohi Sheth

What you can do, currently.

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