Currently in Toronto — January 19, 2023
The weather, currently.
A slushy, slippery mess on the way! Another Colorado low will move into the region tomorrow and it will certainly impact travel at times.
Thursday morning will start off on a snowy note with flurries and wet snow. The wake-up temperature will be near freezing but feel closer to -6°C with the wind chill. As we push into the tail end of the morning rush hour, we will likely see the snow change to ice pellets and possibly some freezing rain.
As the temperature slowly warms up it will transition to rain certainly by early afternoon. The high plus 2. 5-10mm of rain is expected, but double that in the Niagara region. It will also be quite windy tomorrow. Easterly gusts 40-70km/h.
Thursday night: The rain will slowly transition back to mixed precipitation late evening, and then to wet snow overnight with a low of 0.
Side note: There will likely be some freezing rain warnings issued for parts of SW Ontario for tomorrow with an extended period of freezing rain expected in and around the Kitchener area.
What you need to know, currently.
California has been inundated with heavy rain in recent weeks as atmospheric rivers from the Pacific Ocean unleash moisture. But within a few decades, there could be flooding in coastal communities — even on dry, sunny days — as sea levels rise. How much? Will the state lose its iconic beaches? The king tides offer a worrying preview.
“On this morning, standing along the shore in Oceanside north of San Diego, two different kings arrived before just Christmas, the king tides and they too offered guidance — a preview of how climate change will change California in the coming decades.
The king tides happen once or twice a year and are the highest tides of the year driven by the gravitational forces of the moon and sun. The most recent king tide happened on December 23 and 24, 2022 and they will occur again on January 21 and 22, 2023.”
Read the full story, originally published by H2O Radio here.