Heat warning extended for large swaths of eastern and western Canada

Heat warning extended for large swaths of eastern and western Canada

Five provinces across central and eastern Canada continued to swelter in unseasonably hot conditions on Sunday, Environment Canada said as it extended a widespread heat warning into a second day. The warning from the national weather agency covered broad swaths of southern Ontario, southern Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Read more: … Read more

‘The largest documented hailstone’: Environment Canada says it fell Monday in Alberta

‘The largest documented hailstone’: Environment Canada says it fell Monday in Alberta

Matt Berry was driving home after golfing Monday evening when cloudy skies quickly turned into a rare storm that dropped hail the size of softballs, caving in his windshield and leaving about 150 dents in his car. “I was getting covered in shards of glass,” the graphic designer said as he recalled the moment he … Read more

Critical alert and several watches issued for possible tornadoes in Alberta Monday

Critical alert and several watches issued for possible tornadoes in Alberta Monday

After a tornado hit down near Coronation, Sunday, Alberta Emergency Alert has released another warning of severe weather for the province. Critical alerts were issued for a possible tornado in Clearwater County, Alta., Rocky Mountain House and Red Deer County, respectively, Monday afternoon and early evening. The alert stated rotating thunderstorms moving through the areas … Read more

More daily records as BC heat wave continues

More daily records as BC heat wave continues

Another day under a sweltering heat wave, another day of setting more BC weather records. On Friday, eight communities in BC’s Interior reached new daily maximum temperatures for July 29. The record-setting temperatures ranged from nearly 35 degrees to just over 42 degrees. Read more: More BC weather records broken as heat wave continues to … Read more

Environment Canada issues tornado warnings for parts of Ontario, while Toronto under severe thunderstorm watch

Environment Canada issues tornado warnings for parts of Ontario, while Toronto under severe thunderstorm watch

Environment Canada issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the city of Toronto on Wednesday, along with other parts of Southern Ontario. Several regions have also been places under tornado watches and warnings. Tornado warnings were issued at 8:16 pm for St. Thomas-Aylmer-Eastern Elgin County and at 8:36 pm for Brantford-County of Brant. Tornado watches have … Read more

Tornado warning issued for London and Middlesex County: Environment Canada – London

Tornado warning issued for London and Middlesex County: Environment Canada – London

A tornado warning has been issued by Environment Canada for the London and Middlesex region as forecasters with the national weather agency track a severe thunderstorm that is “possibly producing a tornado.” The advisory, issued around 6:40 pm and updated at 7:03 pm, said the storm was located near Parkhill, Ont. and was moving east … Read more

Tornado watches issued for parts of Manitoba – Winnipeg

Tornado watches issued for parts of Manitoba – Winnipeg

Environment Canada has issued tornado watches for parts of Manitoba. Severe storms are expected to hit parts of west-central Manitoba through the afternoon. “An unstable airmass is in place ahead of a frontal system, providing an environment favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may produce tornadoes. Large hail, up to golf-ball in size … Read more

Heat warning issued for Metro Vancouver, first hot stretch of summer – BC

Heat warning issued for Metro Vancouver, first hot stretch of summer – BC

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Metro Vancouver for the first hot stretch of the summer. The warning issued Sunday is in place until Monday for Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, the North Shore, Coquitlam Maple Ridge, Surrey, Langley, Richmond and Delta. Read more: As heat waves get hotter, experts warn against becoming ‘air … Read more

As heat waves get hotter, experts warn against becoming ‘air conditioned society’

As heat waves get hotter, experts warn against becoming ‘air conditioned society’

Hundreds of people who perished during the historic heat wave in British Columbia last summer died in homes ill-suited for temperatures that spiked into the high 30s and beyond for days, a report by BC’s coroners’ service found this month. It was hot outside, but inside it was often much hotter, with tragic consequences. Of … Read more

Severe thunderstorm watch ends for Greater Toronto Area – Toronto

Severe thunderstorm watch ends for Greater Toronto Area – Toronto

A severe thunderstorm watch for the Greater Toronto Area on Thursday has ended. The advisory, issued by Environment Canada at 11:27 am, said conditions were “favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts and large hail.” The weather agency said wind tastes of 90 km/h to 110 … Read more