Category Archives: Weather

A tornado Touched Down in Stayner

Environment Canada has confirmed a tornado touched down in Stayner on Monday afternoon.   “A tornado touched down near Stayner, Ontario on Monday afternoon at around 4 p.m., resulting in damage that included uprooted trees and an overturned trailer,” the … Continue reading

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Potential Amped Up Auroras This Week in our Skies

  As it stands now, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Space Weather Prediction Center is forecasting a possible G1 (minor) geomagnetic storm for Oct 13 and 14.   A geomagnetic storm is a major disturbance of Earth’s magnetosphere that … Continue reading

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Old Farmer’s Almanac Predictions for 2017

  The famous Old Farmer’s Almanac weather predictions (traditionally 80% accurate) are made 18 months in advance, and meant to help you make more informed decisions for long-term planning.   Weather Predictions for Southern Ontario   October 2016: temperature 13°C … Continue reading

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Nature’s Fireworks

  When you see large, dark flat clouds beginning to cover the skies, get set to watch the show – celestial fireworks.   The best time to watch a lightning show is at dusk, when it is light enough to … Continue reading

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Halloween Weather Highlights

What’s in store for trick-or-treaters this year? Should they pack on the layers or can parents give in to begging children that a coat under their costume will ruin the look?   In Collingwood and The Blue Mountains, Halloween plans … Continue reading

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Significant Rain Warning this Weekend

Environment Canada is warning of “significant” rainfall this weekend for most of southern Ontario. In a lot of areas, including the Collingwood and Blue Mountains area, the rain will continue through Sunday afternoon and may be heavy at times.   … Continue reading

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Temperatures Return to Seasonal

Yesterday was the first time since the end of June that the temperature in the region reached a daytime high above 30. The humidity was a key ingredient in the thunderstorm risk across the region, which was in the path … Continue reading

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain.   A few thunderstorms are expected to affect portions of the above regions this afternoon and early … Continue reading

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Heat Warning

A hot and humid airmass will affect portions of southwestern Ontario and the Golden Horseshoe today. Humidex values near 40 are forecast for this afternoon and high temperatures of 30 degrees Celcius are expected. A cold front will sweep across … Continue reading

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First Full Day of Spring… Not! Snowfall Warning for Tonight

A heavy snowfall expected tonight.   It may be the first full day of spring, but it’s no surprise that mother nature is still in a wintery mood. A potent disturbance currently over Minnesota is expected to carve a path … Continue reading

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3 Day Forcast

chancetstormsThursday
Partly cloudy skies this morning. Thunderstorms likely during the afternoon. High 23C. Winds SSE at 15 to 30 km/h. Chance of rain 80%.
POP:80
partlycloudyFriday
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 18C. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 km/h.
POP:10

partlycloudyFriday
Considerable clouds early. Some decrease in clouds later in the day. High 7C. Winds NW at 15 to 30 km/h.
POP:10