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Toronto could hit record high temperatures this week

It's beginning to look a lot like....spring? As you might have noticed it's not exactly wintery in Toronto right now despite what the calendar might say.

While we've had few cooler days, the forecast for Christmas in Toronto isn't just green, it's a balmy 13 degrees on December 24. That's 15-18 degrees above seasonal temperatures and may exceed the record of 12.2 set in 1964.

Last year was similar, with temperatures reaching double digits on Christmas Eve. But, lest we forget, it was an entirely different story in 2013. Yes, today marks the two year anniversary of the holiday ice storm that ravaged Toronto, leaving hundreds of thousands without power.

toronto ice storm 2013

After the storm swept through the city, temperatures plummeted, keeping Toronto encased in a layer of ice. It was a sight to behold, for sure, but I doubt you'll find anyone who'd be interested in a repeat performance from Mother Nature.

So, while any romantic dreams of a white Christmas have been dashed, you can rest assured that things could be so much worse. And that, my friends, is a tidbit of cynical cheer that I'm happy to spread this holiday season.

Photos by Hangar Ent. and Greg Stacey.


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