Friday, December 11, 2009

Weekend Weather

The weekend weather looks windy and chilly for Saturday with another chance of some light snow or flurries for Sunday. Temperatures will be cold Saturday in the -5C range but warm Sunday to near zero.

Yesterday strong winds and the occasional snow squall made travel icy and slow in places across southern Quebec. Believe it or not a couple of centimetres fell on Ile Perrot from a plume of snow extending inland from Lake Huron over 800km to our west. That plume of snow was driven by 100km/h west winds of of all the Great Lakes. The snow piled up nearly 80cm in parts of central Ontario with as much as 20cm all the way east towards Smiths Falls and Lanark County. The Lake Ontario snow band dumped 2 feet of snow on parts of Oswego and Lewis and Jefferson County in western New York and extended as far inland as the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Seaway Valley.

The snow will continue today but shrink to the more traditional spots along the shore lines. Travel today on Interstate 81 and 90 is not advised in the warning areas adjacent to the lakes.

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