Friday, March 12, 2010

Weekend Update

It was a poor decision to play with the clock on the weekends and take away an hour from us. Why not do it in the middle of the workday! On that note, remember to do just that task before going to bed Saturday night, spring forward one hour.

The weekend will be decent in southern Quebec and eastern Ontario as we remain on the northern edge of yet another east coast storm, the same scenario that has played out all season. Saturday will be partly cloudy and mild, while Sunday will be much cooler with showers. This time it is a warmer storm system with heavy rain (not snow) and thunderstorms expected from the Ohio Valley into the middle Atlantic and northeast US. Winds and clouds will begin to increase in the St. Lawrence Valley late Saturday and into Sunday. With the storm passing to our south and east, winds in the valley will be out of the northeast, this should result in a very cool, raw day for the big St. Patrick's Day Parade in Montreal. While I think the heavy rain will stay to our south, any precipitation at plus 2C with a northeast wind will make it feel uncomfortable outside. It will warm again next week under clearing skies.

It has been a very dry start to March, just like February. To date in Montreal we have had 0.0mm of precipitation. You have to go back to February 27th for the last precipitation. Normally we should have 73.6mm for the month of March. February recovered during the last 10 days or so ending the month with 49mm including 47.8cm of snow. Normally we should have 61.5mm and 43cm of snow for February. So ironically we had more snow than normal last month, go figure, it sure did not show.

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