Below freezing

This past month, Toronto achieved a weather distinction of sorts: it never got above freezing. The warmest day was February 4th, when the high temperature at Pearson Airport was -1.4C. We haven’t had above zero temperatures since January 24; we hit exactly zero on January 29th.

If you’re like me and tend to whine about winter a lot, you might be wondering: is this unusual? The answer is yes, definitely. According to my handy weather database, we have had two complete months below freezing twice before in Toronto history (going back to 1901): January 1977 and February 1978. So I guess it was okay to whine about the weather.

The streak is likely to be broken this Tuesday: the scheduled high for that day is 1C. Pass the hot chocolate, please.


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I'm a writer and occasional web designer. I live in Toronto.
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  1. Pingback: The coldest month ever | Dave Till's blog

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