An extreme cold weather alert issued in Toronto for -12 C weather prompted some Twitter users to roll their eyes. But, as Environment Canada senior climatologist David Phillips explains, Canadians have dramatically different relationships with cold weather.
Snowfall snarled B.C. drivers on Monday as several provinces in the West faced extreme cold warnings – all while Quebec and Atlantic Canada cleaned up from the weekend’s heavy rainfall and freezing rain.
Coast to coast, this weekend is shaping up to be a blustery, wet and generally unpleasant time for Canadians, with extreme cold hitting the west coast just as freezing rain warnings take over southern Ontario and the Maritimes.