Ice StormPosted: December 26, 2013 Filed under: Ontario, Plant Life, Toronto, Water | Tags: branches, freezing rain, ice storm, power failure, Storm, Toronto, trees Leave a comment
We had a freezing rain storm in Toronto that began gradually on Friday the 20th and continued until Sunday the 22nd. The storm spread east and included much of southern Ontario, Quebec and the Maritime Provinces. In Toronto, the largest amount of freezing rain fell over the early hours of Sunday, which is when around 300,000 people lost electricity. We were two of those people. The light and heat went out well before dawn on Sunday and our power wasn’t restored until Tuesday early afternoon. This morning I heard that another 50,000 people in Toronto were still in the dark and cold. There’s also tens of thousands in the same boat elsewhere in Ontario and the East Coast.
More Dramatic CloudsPosted: July 20, 2013 Filed under: Ontario, Sky, Toronto | Tags: clouds, full force, Lake Ontario, lightning, southern Ontario, southwestern quebec, Storm, storms, Toronto Leave a comment
We didn’t get the full force of the storms that other parts of southern Ontario and southwestern Quebec got last night, but we had quite the show of amazing clouds. And there was much lightning to the south, perhaps across or over Lake Ontario.