Storm Toronto

Nature gets angry with Toronto (pics and video)

So those were some pretty spooky clouds Toronto was treated to last night. But, as seems to happen so often, the city's core was spared the worst of the storm (for visual evidence of this, see above). Not so for areas to the northeast, which witnessed giant hail, high winds, and some fierce lightning. The worst hit areas, it would appear, were Scarborough and North York, where numerous reports of downed trees and power lines came in last night (insert Ford Country joke here).

Although downtown Toronto was spared much storm activity, you wouldn't know it from the photos below. And for an idea of how the storm actually played out, check out the videos. Lead photo by funkaoshi.

It all started so nicely...

Haze Toronto

Photo by eddiedf

And then...

Storm Toronto

Photo by xSilentRob

Storm Toronto

Photo by ~EvidencE~

Storm Toronto

Photo by Phil Babcock

Storm Toronto

Photo by sjgardiner

Storm Clouds Toronto

Photo by tapesonthefloor

Storm Clouds Toronto

Photo by mattjiggins

POW!

lightning toronto

Photo by scott3eh

Post-storm ethereal cloud formations

Storm Toronto

Photo by Scapevision

VIDEO

Here's a cool overview of the storm by Ben Lean

Here's a great timelapse of the brewing storm from tapesonthefloor

And this is what it produced in North Toronto

Hail Storm from Drew Hasselback on Vimeo.


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