A three-year-old Toronto boy died this afternoon after he wandered away from home in the middle of the night. The boy spent six hours exposed to the elements before rescuers found him behind a nearby home and rushed him to the hospital. Temperatures in Toronto dipped to -2°F this morning with a wind chill of -21°F.
If you're unlucky enough to live in the snowiest region of the country this year, chances are you don't need any introduction to what's going to happen this weekend. Up to two feet of heavy, wind-driven snow will blast coastal New England on Sunday, making travel impossible and possibly producing some damage along the way.
A surprise early-season snowfall in Alberta yesterday sent snow-hating residents into conniptions and snow lovers brimming with joy. However, there is no way any human in Calgary enjoyed the snow as much as this cute little pup.
A butterfly flapping its wings in Brazil may not cause a tornado in Texas, but winds blowing from the south can send moisture from the Gulf of Mexico thousands of miles away into remote sections of northern Canada. The maps that show this atmospheric flow are an awesome testament to the power of the weather.
The impressive nor'easter that's slated to develop on Tuesday and Wednesday and rake parts of New England with heavy snow and strong winds will likely prove devastating to the Atlantic provinces of eastern Canada. The storm is expected to drop to a barometric pressure equivalent to that of a category 3 hurricane as it approaches Nova Scotia on Wednesday, bringing with it the potential for two feet of snow, winds well over hurricane force, incredible waves, and a fair amount of coastal flooding.