Awesome Life Hack of the Week: Know the Toronto weather forecast without the wet finger trick

Wanna know the weather forecast when you’re downtown Toronto? Sure, there’s an app for that, but how much cooler would you look if you could pronounce the day’s outlook without a glance at your iPhone?

The answer: Way cooler! So today’s awesome life hack shows you how to forecast Toronto’s weather without:

  1. A) looking at your phone and
  2. B) slobbering on your finger and shooting it into the air.

Here’s how:

Take a glance at the Canada Life Building weather beacon. The tower located on University has a spire at the top that’s been programmed to tell you all about the weather.

Now, for a rundown of what it’s trying to tell us:

Flashing red: rain

Flashing white: snow

Solid red: cloudy

Solid green: clear

The horizontal lights on the spire indicate the temperature by shooting upwards when the temperature is warming up and shooting downwards when it’s – you guessed it – dropping.

Now you can impress your friends with your meteorologist skillz.

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Born on the Prairies, Erin Cardone grew up knowing there was more to life than canola fields and AAA Alberta Angus. So she escaped, living in Europe and Australia, white-knuckling it through plates of calf brains and raw horse meat, and learning languages she can't remember anymore. After a stint as a jaded, skeptical journalist, she changed tack and began writing rather awesome blogs and showing businesses that advertising is dead, so long live social media, with her businesses Legendary Social Media. She now splits her time between various Canadian cities, Costa Rica and wherever else the wind blows.

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