Another blast of winter weather is expected to hit Ontario and other eastern provinces, but Environment Canada says despite April's cold start this spring is expected to see warmer-than-normal temperatures.
Using everything from a customized DC-8 jetliner to ground radars to 10-centimetre rain gauges, scientists are fanning out across one of the soggiest places in the United States this month to measure raindrops and snowflakes.
Severe weather swept across the Middle East on Sunday, pounding Israel with baseball-sized hail, sending torrents of uncollected garbage through the streets of Beirut and killing six people in Egypt, five of whom were electrocuted by a fallen power cable.
Last month was the second warmest January on record globally, behind 2007, with temperatures 0.77 Celsius above the average for the 20th century, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday that the U.S. average temperature in 2014 was half a degree warmer than normal and weather was less disastrous and drought-struck than previous years.