Weather Wednesday – Severe Weather For All 4 Seasons

Hi folks and welcome to another Weather Wednesday. Today, let’s take a look at all 4 seasons in terms of severe weather. Basically, I’m going to take stalk of all the weather that could hinder us throughout the year. I will go through all 4 seasons and list the severe weather that could occur during: winter, spring, summer and fall.

Winter storms which include: snow, freezing rain, strong winds and maybe even thundersnow or thundersleet or something with thunder in it. Let us not forget the ice storms that can occur, such as the one which affected Toronto last December. Also, snowsqualls and lake affect snow isn’t out of the question either. Oh, don’t forget any rain that may also fall if the temperatures are warm enough and on rare occasions a thunderstorm.

Spring and fall:

We get some of the same weather as winter but there are more thunderstorms that can occur when it is warm enough and they may even be severe enough to give us a tornado or two. Of course in the fall, the northerly winds are prominent and they will blow the dead leaves off the trees and as a kid it was fun playing in them. As adults, raking them is a real chore, all though it isn’t as bad as Shoveling snow but it still is a nuisance. You can’t forget the frost that can develop on cool spring and fall nights when the temperatures go to near freezing.


Pretty basic in that any severe weather you will get will involve: rain, thunder, hail and some tornados. Plus you may get some hot and humid days too.

You should also be on the lookout for: hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons throughout the world on the news reports. They can and have developed during the fall! Remember Hurricane Sandy in 2012? Another well known storm was Hurricane Hazel, which had an affect on Southern ontario and particular Toronto.

I have only scratched the surface of what you can expect throughout the year with severe weather. Really, you just never know what mother nature will do to us from one day to the next.
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Another blog you may want to follow alongside this one is from Phil Chadwick. He is a retired meteorologist from Environment Canada and his specialty was severe weather. Here is the url.
Check it out if you are a weather nut. He has stuff in there that I didn’t even know. Well, after all, he did work for Environment Canada for many years and he retired in 2011.
Well, that’s it for today’s blog post. Talk to you on Sunday.


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