Currently in Toronto — March 3rd, 2023

Winter Storm Watch now in effect

The weather, currently.

A winter storm watch is now in effect. We have another major storm system moving in tomorrow, and it will pack quite a punch. It will be a relatively quiet start to the day with some sunny breaks early morning, and a wake-up temperature near -5°C, feeling like -11°C. However, as this Texas low moves to the northeast, it will increase our clouds with the leading edge of flurries starting between 4-5 pm. Snow will then fall heavy at times for the evening. We could see 2-4cm per hour! There is also a chance for some "thundersnow" in some areas. Current models are suggesting 15-20cm, however, if the system tracks further north, the accumulation amount will change as warmer air mixes in. The forecast high is 1°C.  The wind will also increase for the afternoon, causing blowing snow and reduced visibility.  

Friday night: snow and blowing snow with easterly wind gusts 40-80km/h! The low is 0°C.

Side note: travel is not recommended for Friday evening, and it is very likely that revised storm warnings will be posted.

Anwar Knight

What you need to know, currently.

In honor of Women’s History Month, Currently is spotlighting the women and femmes who are—and continue to be—the backbone of the environmental and climate justice movement and pioneered the work to protect communities.

Sandra Liliana Peña Chocué was an Indigenous Authority of the Nasa people of Colombia and governor of the Indigenous reserve, “La Laguna-Siberia SAT Tama kiwe” in Cauca. In her role as governor, she fought to clear coca crops in Caldono and frequently spoke out against the increase in illicit crop cultivation, illegal mining, and other actions in the reserve that impacted the Nasa collective and territorial rights. Her work showed the integral role that women play in Indigenous resistance.

She received threats from illegal groups that sought territorial control of Cauca and reported some of these threats to authorities. But, on April 20, 2021, the Indigenous rights defender was abducted from her home and killed by four men.

Following her death, 127 Indigenous Authorities called for a “Minga Hacia Adentro” to eradicate coca crops from the territory, leading to an attack that left 31 Indigenous activists seriously wounded.

Chocué’s life was dedicated to protecting Indigenous people’s way of life and autonomy and building peace in Nasa territories.

—Aarohi Sheth

What you can do, currently.

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