Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Despite our warm spring snow is falling this morning in Montreal.

Heavy snowfall warnings are in effect this morning for the regions just east and south of Montreal including the Richelieu Valley, Townships, Beauce and Quebec City area. Wet snow has been falling across the area this morning and even in Montreal. Accumulations could be in the order of 10-20cm at elevations above 500 feet and just a slushy coating here in the city and on the valley floor. Winds have been gusting out of the northeast at 30 to 50km/h with a gust to 58km/h at Dorval overnight. Low pressure off the eastern seaboard will slowly move northeast today with cold winds and wrap around moisture producing wet snow right into the overnight period. Yesterday Montreal reached a high of 17C but we have dropped all the way down to just above freezing at 1C this morning. Light snow is also falling across Eastern Ontario including Ottawa. Precipitation should taper off this afternoon in Ontario.

South of Montreal Winter Weather Advisories are posted for the Champlain Valley in Vermont and NY, and St. Lawrence Valley of New York for 5-15cm of snow. Winter storm warnings are in effect for the Adirondacks and Green Mountains for up to 25cm. Places affected by poor travel today will include Plattsburgh, Malone, the Tri-Lakes, Stowe, Jay Peak, Newport and north towards Sherbrooke and Quebec City and the south shore of Montreal. Travel will be slippery with reduced visibilities on area highways, especially tonight. The combination of wind and wet snow may bring down power lines or tree limbs especially south and east of Montreal.

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