After enduring two major snowstorms and temperatures in the -18C range a week ago, the mercury swung almost 30 degrees in the other direction to 10C Saturday to BEAT THE ALL-TIME RECORD of 9.4C set back in 1949 in Toronto. It's UNPRECEDENTED FOR THIS TIME OF THE YEAR, and it will come with a price: rain. A system from the U.S. has brought with it both warm air and moisture, leading to one of the soggiest December weekends in recent memory. A special advisory remains in place for northern Lake Huron through the Bruce Peninsula and Muskoka to the Algonquin area. Those locales could receive up to 70 mm and remain under a RARE December rainfall warning, with flooding a real possibility
Adapting to the damaging effects of climate change, plants are gradually moving to where temperatures are cooler, rainfall is greater, f...