Thursday, December 24, 2009

Messy Boxing Day

I want to thank everyone for reading my blog on such a regular basis,
and wish you all a very safe and happy holiday season and a Merry Christmas.

The weather picture is looking calm in Ontario and Quebec for today and most of Christmas Day. Afterwards a messy low pressure area from Texas will move north towards the central Great Lakes. Two things have happened with this system as the week has moved along. First, much warmer air will be coming north with the storm and secondly it has slowed down somewhat. Therefore the precipitation will start later and we are looking at primarily rain or ice as opposed to snow. Some of the colder more sheltered valley's such as the St. Lawrence and Ottawa may have a prolonged period of freezing rain on Saturday which will make travel very poor and possibly produce some power outages. The good news at this point is that precipitation looks lighter, in the order of perhaps 10 to 15mm. More details need to be ironed out on this forecast and I will update the blog late tonight or early Christmas Day.

Plan accordingly if you are travelling. On Sunday a strong arctic front will move across Ontario and Quebec with gusty winds, snow squalls and dropping temperatures. So travel Sunday into Monday will be no better. Conditions should improve late Monday as the low pressure lifts north and east of the region.

1 comment:

jmorin said...

Hi Steve.

I finally found where I had written down your blog address. What a fine place it is.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year