The warm weather in Toronto got me to thinking about planting tomatoes under a thin row cover. It looks so nice in the weather forecast.
However, this is not a strong Spring signal -- it is just a muck. Spring has strong Pacific winds coming across the continent, and blows away all Arctic air. Not this day....
There is a huge, perfect, cold air blob forming.
It scares me enough to protect the tomatoes. Remember that last huge late frost that killed everything? I never remember anything, but that one killed all the garden centres, so that even when you bought later, the plants were stunted. We're talking the old -5C trick!
Europe is getting the same thing, but it is fight strong Atlantic plumes.
They are probably getting lots of cold and rain now, but you won't read about it.