Currently in Toronto — January 12, 2023
The weather, currently.
Here we "snow" again. 2 systems will converge into the lower great lakes bringing in varied types of precipitation. Thursday morning will start off with rain showers mixing with some wet snow, especially in the northern edges of the GTA. The wake-up temperature near 2°C feeling closer to -2°C with the wind chill. Soggy conditions will continue through the afternoon with rain.
The Hamilton and Niagara region will see periods of heavy rain at times. In general, 20+mm is expected across the GTA. The high 5°C. There will also be a gusty wind at times from the NE 20-40km/h.
For parts of cottage country where it will be colder — this will be a major snow event. Over 20 cm expected east of Georgian Bay.
The GTA will start to see the rain transition to snow Thursday overnight into Friday morning. 5-10+cm likely. The key to accumulating snow in our area will depend on how quickly the cold air moves in on the backside of this storm and how much moisture is left. Lower accumulations if you live near the lakeshore, higher if you are in the north end.
Thursday night: cloudy with showers mixing with wet snow, changing to snow by dawn. The low -2°C.
What you need to know, currently.
In Philadelphia’s low-income, flood prone neighborhood of Germantown, community members make their voices heard through a poetic intervention.
As rain falls on certain blocks of the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia, the sidewalk reveals something surprising. As the pavement gets wet, it displays verses of poetry about the impacts of intensifying neighborhood flooding. Crooked water / Still or rising, one poem reads. Flooding or hushed / Indelible marker on our lives / Photos and memories and precious things / Taken and carried in your rushing flow…
These water-activated rain art and decals feature poems written by Germantown residents, who have been increasingly engaged by the Philadelphia Water Department to determine how the neighborhood will build flood resilience amid a deepening climate crisis.
This story was originally published by Emily Nonko via Next City, a nonprofit news organization covering solutions for just and equitable cities. Read the full story here.