Arctic blast smashes temperature records across Ontario, Canada

Arctic blast smashes temperature records across Ontario, Canada

An Arctic airmass affecting much of the US has made its way across Canada, with Toronto, Hamilton, and Ottawa airports smashing low temperature records as old as 1905. Ottawa residents woke up to the coldest November 13 in the city's history. The temperature…

Whiteout conditions cause 4 multi-vehicle pileups in Ontario, Canada

Whiteout conditions cause 4 multi-vehicle pileups in Ontario, Canada

Whiteout conditions on Highway 400 between Highway 89 and Mapleview Drive near Barrie, Ontario caused a major multi-vehicle pileup around 10:00 local time on February 25, 2019. The highway was reopened several hours after the crash and only minor injuries have been…

Extreme cold warnings cover almost all of Ontario and Quebec, Canada

Extreme cold warnings cover almost all of Ontario and Quebec, Canada

A prolonged period of very cold wind chills is forcing authorities to keep extreme cold warnings active over almost entire Ontario and Quebec, Canada. Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such…

Ice storm wreaks havoc across Toronto area, Ontario

Ice storm wreaks havoc across Toronto area, Ontario

A powerful ice storm brought freezing rain and ice pellets to much of southern Ontario on April 14 – 15, causing power outages, fallen trees, flooding and an ‘almost unprecedented’ over 1600 collisions on slippery Toronto-area roads. Ontario Provincial…

Windstorm leaves 100 000 homes without power in Ontario, Canada

Windstorm leaves 100 000 homes without power in Ontario, Canada

A powerful windstorm swept through southern Ontario, Canada, on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, leaving more than 100 000 customers without power and disrupting both air and road traffic. Environment Canada issued a wind warning for the region, saying residents should…

Severe thunderstorm hits New York and Ontario, leaving 42 000 without power

Severe thunderstorm hits New York and Ontario, leaving 42 000 without power

A fast-moving severe thunderstorm swept through New York, US on Sunday, October 15, 2017, leaving more than 32 000 homes and businesses without power. In neighboring Canada, the storm caused a blackout for more than 10 000 customers. Shortly after 16:00 local time…

Ontario breaks cold temperature records, Canada

Ontario breaks cold temperature records, Canada

After a mild winter where temperatures in Ontario more typical of April often appeared, a large arctic high-pressure area sent temperatures plummeting to values more typical of mid-winter on April 5. As a result of unseasonable cold, new record low minimums were set…