It's going to be a freezing cold Valentine's Day in Toronto this year. According to The Weather Network, temperatures will feel as low as -24 C in the 6ix this morning. So if you have any plans for this special day, you might want to consider bringing your hat. Still, it is supposed to warm up throughout the day gradually, so couples should be able to bear being outside as long as they bundle up.
The City Of Toronto issued an Extreme Cold Weather Alert on Friday morning, reminding residents to dress in layers, check on neighbours, and report any sightings of at-risk homeless people.
"The Medical Officer of Health will issue an Extreme Cold Weather Alert when Environment Canada forecasts a temperature of -15° C or colder, or a wind chill of -20° C or colder, for the City of Toronto, a statement on the City's website reads.
Environment Canada even issued its own warning for the City of Toronto.
"Bitterly cold wind chills near -30 are expected early this morning. Temperatures should rise later this morning. Keep emergency supplies in your vehicle, such as extra blankets and jumper cables. If it's too cold for you to stay outside, it's too cold for your pet to stay outside."
Extreme cold warning in effect for tonight and tomorrow morning. Remember to add blankets to your emergency kit in… https://t.co/Lj5zxRsI0X— Toronto Hydro (@Toronto Hydro)1581621994.0
While the extreme cold weather warning was ended at 10:10 a.m. for the 6ix, residents can still expect to see freezing temperatures throughout the afternoon, feeling like -20 C in the evening.
Toronto isn't the only city being affected by cold temperatures this morning. In fact, some parts of southern Ontario are also dealing with windchills as low as -30.
Fitting that Toronto is as cold as my heart this Valentine's Day #extremecoldwarning— perstephanie 🌷 (@perstephanie 🌷)1581691803.0
The Weather Network reported that "loud booms" caused by "frost quakes," an event caused by extreme cold, were being reported by residents across the province on Friday morning.
"Outdoor workers should take regularly scheduled breaks to warm up. Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frostbite and hypothermia," Environment Canada added.
Luckily, we won't have to wait long to thaw out. Canada's 2020 spring forecast was released on Thursday. AccuWeather reported that Toronto is going to be a soggy mess post-winter this year.
Some parts of Ontario are even at risk for flooding this spring, so if you don't have a raincoat, now might be the time to invest.