Monday, March 13, 2006

Winter and Spring battle

The seasons are hosting a battle with us stuck in between. Severe Weather over the weekend claimed at least five lives across the Midwest US with tornadoes from Texas to Illinois. This morning severe thunderstorms are expected as far north as Windsor and London.

A strong Colorado Low over Iowa is moving northeast towards Ontario. As the system spreads east so will a wide variety of spring and winter weather. Dense fog has developed in the Ottawa and St. Lawrence Valley's, that will quickly be replaced by heavy rain and thunderstorms as the day moves on. So for Ottawa and Montreal as well as the Seaway area, today will feature heavy rain, close to 40mm total. This will be followed by a spike in temperatures this evening up to around 12C. Overnight the cold front will approach. Strong Thunderstorms are possible along the front. Tomorrow, strong winds up to 60km/h along with dropping temperatures to below freezing and scattered snowshowers. So it will be a typical roller coaster weather event.

Weather Warnings...

Freezing Rain Warning: Upper Ottawa Valley
Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Southwest Ontario Windsor to London (may be extended east)
Dense Fog Advisory: St. Lawrence County NY
Heavy Rain Warning: Montreal south to US Border & Eastern Townships
Winter Strom Warning: Northeast Ontario

Saturday, March 04, 2006

More SNOW for Saskatchewan
What was to this point a fairly mild winter across the west is quickly becoming a cold spring. More snow and blowing snow is moving into the southwest part of the province and across Montana and North Dakota. The snow and wind will prevail for most of the day today and into tonight. A general snowfall of 10-15cm is expected with winds gusting over 50km/h. Travel will be poor on area highways.

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the areas north of the Number 1 up to the Yellowhead, with a Winter Weather Advisory for Northeast Montana.