It's so warm in s. Ont. tulips are breaking through the soil
Thursday, December 24, 2015, 2:50 PM - Days of warm weather in southern Ontario have it feeling more like spring than winter. It's been so warm that even Mother Nature appears to be confused.
Case in point: The above tweet, sent out by Michael Betrand on Wednesday.
"Merry Christmas from S. Ontario, where the tulips are breaking through the soil," he says.
On Wednesday morning, Christmas Eve, Toronto Pearson Airport reached a high of 15 degrees Celsius. "So far this year, there's only been one day in December where the daily high didn't get past the freezing mark," says Weather Network meteorologist Nadine Hinds-Powell.
"That was on December 19, when Toronto's daily high got to -1.1 degrees Celsius."
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In December 2014, the hottest day of the month was Christmas Eve, when the temperature climbed to 10 degrees Celsius.
Compare that to December 2013, the month when one of the worst ice storms in years coated the region. During that time, there were 15 days when the temperature stayed below the freezing mark.
CHILLIER CONDITIONS ON THE WAY
A clash of air masses is expected to move in early next week, causing the coldest day of the season so far on Tuesday along with snow, freezing rain, rain and ice pellets.
Toronto's daily high is expected to reach -3C Tuesday, making it the coldest day of the season so far.
While that may seem like a reasonable temperature for this time of year it's actually a bit below seasonal.
The average daily high for this time of year in the city hovers closer to the -1C mark.