- With morning low temperatures of -22C
with a windchill of -35, this was the coldest morning in Toronto
in nine years. I was up early, hoping to catch some steam devils
forming on Lake Ontario, but unfortunately it was too windy.
A steam devil is a type of vortex that forms in cold air over
a warm body of water and they take on an appearance of a mini-tornado.
The wind was too strong for these vortices to form, but the wind
did drive some substantial waves up against the ice along the
- It was so cold that my camera equipment
started to fail and even my tripod started to freeze into one
solid mass of metal.