Friday, April 09, 2010

Weekend Update

Showers are slowly coming to an end this morning in the Montreal region as low pressure and a trailing cold front move east of the city. Skies will break by mid-morning, but it will be windy and chilly with temperatures struggling to reach 10C. Tonight will be windy and cold with overnight temperatures near the freezing mark and even a few flurries in the air. Saturday will be windy once again with scattered showers, but some breaks in the cloud as well. Skies will finally clear Sunday with slightly milder air and a high near 14C.

Low pressure moving across western Saskatchewan is producing an area of steady snow today with 10-20cm forecast. The big story with this system is a trailing cold front that has a history of wind damage from southern BC across Alberta. Winds will howl out of the west in Saskatchewan at speeds of up to 100km/h. Wind warnings are in place across most of the southern and central parts of the province and into northern Montana. Blowing snow in the north and west and blowing dust in the south will make travel difficult at times with near blizzard conditions possible along the Yellowhead from the Battlefords to Lloydminster.

Yesterday 14cm of snow fell at Kirkland Lake in northern Ontario with 10cm in the Soo east to Sudbury.

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