Currently in Toronto— March 29th 2022

The weather, currently.

A little warmer but a new storm is on the way.

A little warmer tomorrow, but still well below seasonal. The wakeup windchill will be near -7°C on Tuesday morning. Expect lots of sunshine though, with a high of 2°C (which will feel closer to 0°C).  We will get 12 hours and 33 minutes of daylight. There will be a light wind from the NW at 20km/h.

On Tuesday night cloud cover will increase, as we track yet another major storm system that will bring snow showers and likely freezing rain for Wednesday.

Side Note: The seasonal norms are 8°C and -1°C

Anwar Knight

What you need to know, currently.

Tornadoes are some of the weirdest extreme weather events. The light becomes strange, you hear a roar, and then the sky—suddenly murderous—reaches down to crush everything beneath it. The United States is a tornado country, with no close competitors. We average about 1,200 a year—higher than the yearly average for all of Europe and Canada combined.

“Tornado Alley” is generally regarded as the area stretching from central Texas up to Canada, but that term can be misleading. The tornados of the midwest tend to cut a more dramatic figure, easier to photograph, with better defined funnels. While the tornadoes of the South tend to be obscured by cloud cover and much more deadly—both because of population density in the South and because tornadoes there are more likely to take place at night.

There is some evidence that climate change is causing tornadoes to shift east. New Orleans and the surrounding area, which is recovering from Hurricane Ida and was hit by an E3 tornado last Tuesday is due for more severe weather later this week.

A low pressure system makes landfall along the California coast and moves to the South on Tuesday and Wednesday. The region could see strong winds, rain and potential tornados.

You can donate to Imagine Waterworks, a NOLA based mutual aid network, here.

Rebecca McCarthy