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Old 09-15-2009, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Ontario,Canada
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Originally Posted by LRUA View Post
New York City is "milder" than Toronto but it's not a huge difference ....
here are averages based on 1971-2000 climate normals

NEW YORK (Central Park)
M JA FE MR AP MA JU JL AU SE OC NO DE
HI 38 41 50 61 71 79 84 82 75 64 53 43
Lo 26 28 35 44 54 63 69 68 60 50 41 32

TORONTO (downtown)
M JA FE MR AP MA JU JL AU SE OC NO DE
HI 30 32 41 54 66 76 80 78 70 59 46 35
Lo 19 21 28 39 50 59 64 63 56 45 36 25

Both are humid in the summer but NYC is definitely more humid
Toronto's weather NYC gets the next day (not always as some of
those big east coast storms only hit NYC /Boston)
New York gets less snow but Toronto gets only half of what Buffalo and Rochester,NY normally receive
The Toronto weather temps are wrong sorry about that the averages are cooler then that, check a more reliable source.

And NYC does NOT get the weather that Toronto had yesterday, look at the latitued Toronto is 43 40'13.86N
NYC is 40 45' 21.85N, Toronto weather would effect Boston,Massachusetts or Portland,Maine, NYC is to South unless its a massive system.
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Old 09-15-2009, 07:49 PM
 
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Thanks Coldy. I know you of all people, know you're weather.
I did find Toronto colder and snowier than NYC. I don't remember as many bad cold days in NYC.


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NYC is a lot milder than Toronto.

NYC January avg is 40 F day and 24 F night. Toronto in January averages 27 F day and 14 F night.
NYC July avg is 85 F in the day and 69 F at night. Toronto July avg is 80 F in the day and 59 F at night.
NYC is in USDA zone 7a and Toronto is in USDA zone 5b.

That means NYC's avg. coldest low is 5 to 0 F (-14 to -17 C)
and Toronto's avg coldest low is -10 to -15 F (-23 to -26 C)

NYC has mountains to the north and the Atlantic to the south.
Toronto has a large lake to the south.

That means coldest spells are not nearly as cold and the mountains to the north block cool northern air out, making summer more predictably warm-to-hot and muggy, since it's easier for air to travel from the south or southwest.

Toronto being on the northern side of a large lake means that we get more influence from extreme northern winds, rather than warm southerly winds, since the lakes cool the southern air before it arrives.

Toronto is probably most similar to Milwaukee, but with more overcast.
Chicago and Detroit are closer to Toronto's climate than NYC is.
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Old 09-16-2009, 05:20 PM
 
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And NYC does NOT get the weather that Toronto had yesterday, look at the latitued Toronto is 43 40'13.86N
NYC is 40 45' 21.85N, Toronto weather would effect Boston,Massachusetts or Portland,Maine, NYC is to South unless its a massive system.
Last week NYC had 2 big rainy days that even US Open was delayed, in Toronto we didn't have rain for 17 days and temperature in 20's C
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Old 09-16-2009, 08:48 PM
 
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Last week NYC had 2 big rainy days that even US Open was delayed, in Toronto we didn't have rain for 17 days and temperature in 20's C
18 days now according to the news. And it still as warm as summer! hope it stays for as long as it can!
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Old 09-16-2009, 10:47 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Besides warmer temperatures, NYC is also wetter and (paradoxically) sunnier.
Being close to the ocean has its ups and downs. NYC is often in the path of tropical storms (downgraded hurricanes) from the south in late summer/fall, and "nor'easter s" - low pressure systems off the coast that can dump a lot of unpleasant precipitation (including snow in winter) in a short period of time.
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Old 09-06-2011, 10:34 PM
 
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toronto is freezing in the winter compared to nyc. i visited nyc on the long weekend and came back to canada and it was really cold. i prefer nyc climate than torontos although i have to bear it i live in canada only visit nyc once in a while. i am going to nyc in dec high -3c is warmer than -15c with wind chill and nyc is a much more powerful and interesting city to visit than toronto. nyc the best city in the world. bar none
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:44 AM
 
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I like the winter in Toronto better. There's plenty of ice rinks and for most of the winter you don't get the constant freeze/thaw cycles that create dangerous icy conditions. Sure, it's cold, but NYC is cold too. You have to wear the same type of clothing in both cities to walk around outside.
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Old 09-07-2011, 03:32 PM
 
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/\ the question put forth by the MOD is it true Toronto has colder winters, not which one we preferred. I think general observation, including my own as someone that has lived in both cities, is that Toronto is colder than NYC.
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Toronto, ON
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It's cold, but really the moisture is what gives it that extra kick. It's a wet cold... a cold down to your bones experience.

Being from London ON, I can feel the difference in air moisture. It makes a huge difference in how cold it feels. There the temperature could read -15, but it's a drier cold and as a result, it's actually not that unbearable.

Of course people out west just laugh at those temps.
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Old 01-25-2012, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Astoria, Queens, you know the scene
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toronto is freezing in the winter compared to nyc. i visited nyc on the long weekend and came back to canada and it was really cold. i prefer nyc climate than torontos although i have to bear it i live in canada only visit nyc once in a while. i am going to nyc in dec high -3c is warmer than -15c with wind chill and nyc is a much more powerful and interesting city to visit than toronto. nyc the best city in the world. bar none
Have you been to Tokyo? Tokyo makes NYC look like Boise, Idaho. Way bigger, denser, busier, more lights, more action, more futuristic etc.

Also, Toronto has a dryer, sharper cold that hits you in your chest. New York winters are generally pretty mild where you don't have to bundle up like an eskimo too often. Sometimes we get a lot of snow, but it's never that cold. In fact it's been years since it's been very cold, but it's never a shock to your system. In contrast, as soon as I step out YYZ in the dead of Toronto winter, the stinging cold hits me like a ton of bricks.
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