Hello folks, hot and humid day yesterday across the GTA as temps rocketed to 32c/90f with humidex of 38 in Hamilton & 37 in Toronto. The high in T.O. reached at 6pm, this the highest temp for the 2012 Season so far.
Before the hot Monday, we had a humid weekend with predominantly cloudy skies but not the rain or heavy Thunderstorms that were originally forecast. We did see one or two light Thunder/lightning moments on Saturday morning, but areas closer to Lake Michigen saw more sustained downpours.
Much cloudier and slighly cooler today with temps currently 26c here in Dundas but still fairly humid. A more unsettled week however in the making as showers and eventually more prolonged rain arrive for the first day of June and first day of 'proper' summer on Friday.
I just hope the weather clears enough come 10 days time when all the family arrive!
Interesting reports and nice photo Steve: - Looks like winter 2011/12 was the third warmest winter on record for Canada - according to accuweather:
Don't know if this has been posted before -
Hello folks, summer weather has begun in earnest as the calender changed to June across Southern Ontario as a series of above average temperatures has started. However, not always sunny but fairly warm and humid at times.
Today, it's 26c and a Severe Thunderstorm Watch is out for Hamilton and many other parts of the Lakeshore area excluding Toronto. A band of heavier precipatio is headed our way and it is likely to affect this area by 5-5:30. It's warm and will stay that way building higher as the weekend arrives but still with the risk of a Thunderstorm or sharp shower particulary in the afternoon. Temps by Sunday upto 28c widely and maybe even 30c/86f on Monday in T.O. with more sunshine.
My family are arriving from Ayrshire on Saturday morning for two weeks here and there's alot planned. One additional bonus of it all is 2wks off work (that dreaded word!). Hoping that the indications given by Brett and many forecasts for a warmer than average spell in June continue to materilise, however regardless it is going to be a fantastic two weeks. Planning Graeme, to take them to see the Blue Jays next Wednesday probably v the Washington Nationals. The team having slipped in recent weeks down the AL East rankings and settling now around average .500 for the campaign so far. Alot of great potential in this side, hopefuly they can put a wee run together this month.
Probably won't have much time to post over the next couple of weeks, hope everyone back home enjoys the Euro's and maybe some more sun!
That was summer is all about,.
Hi to all North American reporters. Please forgive me if I am about to wander off topic at times.
I note that a good number of the reports relate to the Ontario area. We [my wife, two teenage girls and myself] have been invited over to my cousin's daughter's wedding in Pickering next Summer in late June. We plan to stay over for a few weeks and would like some idea of what weather to expect, say from late June to the beginning of August.
I have to confess that I do have some idea having been over in the area during the Summer a few times before but as I was amazed to recall, not for twenty years or so.
Anyway to my other reason for posting. For one week we have the offer of a timeshare swap offer in one of several places for a week.
If anyone has any knowledge of the places I would much appreciate any feedback or advice.
They are Barrie, Horseshoe Valley; Collingwood; Thornbury; in Ontario.
Mont Tremblant; St Hyppolyte and Beaupre in Quebec.
My own thoughts are leaning towards St Hyppolyte as in an area I have not visited before as I have not been East of Ottawa before. Also not so much travelling as compared with Quebec as we will be driving.
Any thoughts / ideas would be appreciated.
Sorry for being off topic though I did ask about the weather too
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Weekend greetings all, I'm just back from a holiday in sunny and warm Crete, delighted to be returning to this cool chilly murk!
Sounds like a great trip, Norseman. I've been to a few of those locales. I would say you can't really go wrong. I love Georgian bay so somewhere like Thornbury would be great - great for the scenery, wildlife, camping, walking etc. I've got a couple of prints of Georgian Bay up on my walls at home, by the famous Group of Seven artists (this gallery is well worth a visit: http://www.mcmichael.com/collection/seven/index.cfm).
On the other hand Quebec would be great too. St Hyppolyte looks nice - I spent some time (including a white, snowy Halloween) at St Donat, not that far away. Though I have to say the region north of Quebec City (Charlevoix) was absolutely stunning, one of my favourites. You would be able to visit Quebec City as well as right up the St Lawrence (whale watching at Tadoussac, for example). Hard to resist that!
You're spoiled for choice - enjoy planning your trip!
As Stewart has been reporting it's been pretty much straight into mid-summer weather of late in southern Ontario (and southern Quebec). That continues this weekend, with temps in the upper twenties celsius, peaking in Ottawa and Montreal in the low 30s on Monday. Cooler and unsettled conditions moving through the Prairies with teh risk of some severe storms over the weekend, as highlighted by Brett:http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-blogs/anderson/severe-thunderstorms-this-weekend-and-el-nino-clue/66302
It's pretty hot over much of the eastern 2/3rds of the States with the 90f mark likely to be reached quite widely today: Dallas, Denver, St Louis, Chicago and Minneapolis, for example.
Enjoy the family visit Stewart, especially the baseball! The Blue Jays are doing okay - only three games back in a very tight and competitive division. Historically inter-league play has not been kind though, let's hope this year the Jays can win more than they lose and stay in the hunt by the All Star break (be good to see the Nationals, exciting young team).
Enjoy the weekend, whatever your weather!
(Thanks for the links, Tally and Polar Wind).
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It does seem a bit like a win-win situation as long as we can get confirmed bookings in any of them. Looking forward to the trip already and my daughters can't wait having never been across before. My cousin and her family are coming over here in July so we will hopefully firm things up a bit more then.
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That what summer is all about and they seem to be uneffected by the northern blocking and remember Toronto is level with France which is partly infected by northern blocking disease.
Been there myself in 2007 and that place is around the same lattitude as London but rain or shine the temps stay warm. Northern blocking did not infect them too.
It's been more than a month since I last posted, sorry for the delay but work and other issues have been interfering with the ability to have a life!
This last month has tended on the cool and wet side - June monsoon time. This coming week too looks like more of the same after Saturday - showery with temps not above mid-teens. Had a few cracking thunderstorms as well which have made up for the lack of sunshine.
Will try to post more when I get the time.
July 2011 - June 2012 StatsElevation: 1084mLatitude: 51° 6' NWarmest Temperature: 30.4c 29/08/11Coldest Temperature: -32.4c 18/01/12Days with thunderstorms: 9Days with rain falling: 45Days with snow falling: 46Days with snow lying: 103Maximum snow depth: 6" (15cm)Current snow depth 0" (0cm)
Very nice and proper summer, wish the weather here get a grip and move on from winter to summer weather now. If only we can get 18-20C overnight here and 28-32C at daytime, very useful with longest daylight now.
Oh after what is looking like another winter-like summer here in Cornwall, I am looking forward to returning to Canada with great anticipitation. New Brunswick by their standards is having a fairly poor spring and start to summer, that being said their 20-25C is far better than my 12-15C.
I miss coming home from work and being able to enjoy the outdoors instead of being couped up indoors.
I can well understand that Bob. The week ahead looks decent in NB: http://weatheroffice.gc.ca/city/pages/nb-29_metric_e.html
Looks like turning hot in southern Ontario next week with highs into the 30s and muggy overnight lows in the low 20s.
Unsettled and cool for Alberta into the Prairies again, though the GFS is hinting at something more summerlike by later next week.
I know you're busy with family at the moment Stewart but what a disasterous few days for the Blue Jays: losing three starting pitchers in four days. Expectations for the rest of the season now severely curtailed!
The heat is indeed on in southern Ontario having transferred eastwards from the midwest. 32c in Toronto right now, with a high of 34c expected tomorrow. The heat builds into New England and the I-95 corridor, Boston was just 64f yesterday and 75f today but will be in the mid to high 90s Thursday and Friday. A few places in the NE States and mid-Atlantic will no doubt hit 100f before everything cools off again west to east by the weekend.
Now upgraded to 35C. Very interesting to record those temps which I wish to see over here if London can get 20-21C overnight and 33-34C by day this week. Once again northern blocking have no impact on their summers like here.
Heatwave has broken in SE Canada, NE States. Toronto (Pearson) recorded:
Tuesday 33.4cWednesday 34.6cThursday 34.4c
before cooling off to 27c yesterday, 28c forecast for today with sunny spells.
Meanwhile after some unsettled weather to start the summer the Prairies are looking at some fine conditions upcoming. For me weather forecasts don't come much better than this at this time of year: http://weatheroffice.gc.ca/city/pages/mb-38_metric_e.html Abundant sunshine, warm to very warm days and relatively pleasant overnight.
More unsettled as you head further west through Calgary and out to Vancouver with some pleasant days mixed with some unsettled ones.
Looking at the GFS the core of the heat in NA remains focused over the southern and central Plains, through to the desert SW and stretching north to Idaho. It hit 100f in Denver, CO yesterday and could again today, and it looks like remaining hot, with highs in the mid-90s in the week ahead.
The rollercoaster season continues for the Jays, Stewart, with another high-scoring win against Miami last night. Question is, how long can the team stay in contention with a much depleted starting rotation?
Enjoy the weekend!
After a brief cool down more sunny days and higher temps again. This would be very interesting observation to me and worth to invest top of the range weather station, not worth spending a penny for here where there no summers at all.
First 100f readings for Dallas, Houston, Oklahoma City today: http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/first-100degree-day-for-dallas/66911 I'm sure residents aren't looking for a repeat of last summer's record breaking number of 100f+ days (they ended up with 71 in Dallas, breaking the previous record of 69 from 1980).
Meanwhile TS Debby has formed in the Gulf of Mexico: http://www.weather.com/weather/hurricanecentral/storms/2012/Debby More on that on the dedicated hurricane thread, no doubt.
I noticed the Sun Shine State Florida is under tornado watch. The whole state is being lashed by a power front at the moment
More summer heat for them and talked to my uncle there yesterday, interesting he told me about the violent thunderstorm struck in his area and house opposite him, their tree got struck by lightning and fell to the neighbour garden which damaged their fence.
Sad that UK that once used to host heatwaves and thunderstorms every single year had never return again since mid 2000's. Last time I saw when I was in Chicago and the Philippines both last year.