Currently in Toronto — January 26, 2023
The weather, currently.
As advertised, a major snowfall event across much of Southern Ontario. There are snowfall warnings extending from London, through the GTA, and into eastern Ontario including Ottawa. There have also been reports of lightning in the Chatham area.
The core of the snow will fall tonight and into the early morning hours of Thursday. Expect periods of light snow changing to flurries by breakfast time with a wake-up temperature near -3°C, feeling more like -10°C with the windchill. Over 18cm of heavy wet snow will be left in many areas by the time this system drags east. The western GTA and Eastern Ontario will likely see over 20cm in some areas.
By late morning, the snow comes to an end, but cloudy skies will linger. There will be a risk of isolated flurries, but no additional accumulations are expected. The wind will be from the NW 20-40km/h and the high will be -1°C, feeling more like -6°C with the wind chill.
Thursday night: cloudy periods with scattered flurries and a low of -6°C, feeling more like -13°C.
What you need to know, currently.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its 2022 global climate report last week. According to the report, Earth had its 6th-warmest year on record.
Currently meteorologist, Megan Montero, breaks down what the report means for the climate and global weather patterns:
What you can do, currently.
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