Currently in Toronto — January 30th, 2023

Cloudy with a few flurries 

The weather, currently.

As another winter blast passes to our east, we're off to a decent start of this new week. We remained on the cold side of the storm, meaning it was an all-snow event for much of the GTA. Parts of the Golden Horseshoe were on the warm side, bringing the temperature above the freezing rain and setting up a transition to rain for a few hours.

Variable cloudiness tomorrow morning with a wake-up temperature near -8°C, feeling like -14°C. It will be cloudy with just a few scattered flurries expected along the 401 corridor. To the GTA's north and eastern edge, there will be a better chance of seeing a brief period of light snow. The wind will be from the SW 15-30km/h and the high climbing up to -2°C, but dress for windchills near -9°C.

Monday night: cloudy it breaks and very cold, the low of -10°C, feeling like -17°C with the windchill.

Side Note: Frigid temperatures will move late next week, this could be one for the record books.

Anwar Knight

What you need to know, currently.

New York, Washington, Baltimore, and Philadelphia’s snowless streak continues, as much of the mid-Atlantic faces a historic “snow drought.”

New York and other major cities along the I-95 corridor are experiencing one of their least snowy seasons in the last five decades. The region has been warmer than usual, due to La Niña, which is now going on its third consecutive year.

Despite a few snow flurries on Wednesday, New York’s Central park hasn’t had a measurable snowfall, which starts at a tenth of an inch. This means that the city, which averages just about 30 inches of snow each winter, is on track to beat its record of the latest first snowfall, which is set at Jan. 29. Similarly, Philadelphia is one week away from tying its February 3 all-time record.

Due to human-induced climate change and urbanization, the first recorded measurable snowfall of the season has been happening further back each winter. Without snow gathering on the ground, areas that usually get adequate snowfall throughout winter are left without a snowpack or a layer of snow that typically provides fresh water to the ground and rivers as it melts in the spring and summer.

As of today, the snow deficit across the region is set to continue.

—Aarohi Sheth

What you can do, currently.

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