Between the unseasonably warm temperatures and the freaky-looking fog that descended upon Toronto this weekend, the city felt truly caught between patio and spooky season.
Residents got out to enjoy the summer-like weather of both Saturday and Sunday, with the latter day feeling in the 3os — certainly unusual for late September.
What was also undeniably unusual was the thick fog that rolled in on Saturday morning, obscuring much of the city from view.
Residents took to social media to share some epic photos and videos of the weather phenomenon as they tried to navigate the city.
The views from the higher floors of condos and office towers looked especially cool and disquieting.
Beautiful fog this morning.🇨🇦 toronto pic.twitter.com/ciW6teo6MO— Alan.Canada.🇨🇦 ئالان (@Toronto_Canadaa) September 27, 2020
In this case, the mist was the result of warm, humid air from a hot weekend being cooled to the dew point overnight — called radiation fog — which is most common in the fall.
The lack of wind lent the perfect conditions to the morning, and kept the clouds lingering around ground-level well into daylight hours.
Spooky thick fog at Toronto. pic.twitter.com/pPCaIu0TVT— Goteafish (@Goteafish) September 26, 2020
The city appeared as if it was fully in a cloud — agreeably a little unsettling, but also quite peaceful, especially given the chaos that the COVID-19 situation has been causing as our case numbers soar.
Toronto fog from my window this morning 🌫 When I woke up I couldn’t see anything outside, above or below me pic.twitter.com/zz0zzGv3fA— jess 🌱 (@itsjessicawynne) September 26, 2020
It was definitely nice to feel like we were walking around in some otherworldly place for a few hours, and not stuck at home bracing for a second wave of a pandemic that is taking lives and destroying the economy.
by Becky Robertson via blogTO