Saturday, January 02, 2010
Low visibility and snow covered roads along the St. Lawrence River in Verdun today.
This is the latest information available on tonight's snowstorm. A heavy snowfall warning is now in effect for all of the areas just south of metro Montreal including Vaudreuil, the South Shore and east into the Townships. Winter Storm Warnings remain posted for New York and Vermont. Heavy snow is moving west towards the regions at this hour. Look for the light snow that has been falling all day (a good 5cm worth added to yesterday's 5-7cm) will intensify tonight and continue into Sunday. A total of 15-30cm is possible in Quebec with 25-40cm over New England. Winds have been increasing as well and will gust out of the north at 30-50km/h causing blowing snow. The blowing snow has already been occurring in Montreal with visibilities down to under 2km at times. Another factor has been the dropping temperatures. Montreal was at -4C at midnight, and that was our high. We are currently at -11C with a windchill of -20C. Travel will become poor across the area tonight with near blizzard conditions expected in Vermont. Some milder air will try to make it into the area later tonight. I am not certain that will happen, but time will tell. Travel with great care tonight or even better stay in and have pizza and a cold beer like we are!