Wednesday, September 22, 2010

What a weather day

CBC News - damage in Newfoundland

Visit the CBC Storm Centre for more photos.

September 21, the last full day of summer, will be remembered across this country for some impressive weather events. We had many areas receive their first frost, including southern Quebec away from the city, as well as measurable snow on the ground in Banff. Meanwhile the second land falling hurricane of this 2010 season to hit Canada swept into Newfoundland. Hurricane Igor pounded the province with heavy rain, hurricane force winds and a storm surge. The result was widespread damage and power outages as well as one fatality. Hard hit Bonavista had over 200mm of rain including 69mm in a two hour period before the rain gauge failed. Winds were beyond impressive, well over the 120km/h hurricane threshold. The peak gust with the storm was 172 km/h at Cape Pine. St. John's reported damage, power outages and travel delays as winds gusted to 137 km/h. Igor is now post tropical and located 550km northeast of St. Anthony's.

Meanwhile warm and humid air filtered into southern Ontario yesterday. A strong fall cold front pressed into the region around Lake Huron late last night producing heavy thunderstorms. The storm cut power two thousands and claimed the life of a Hydro worker in Port Elgin.

FALL ARRIVES at 11:09pm today, enjoy the last full day of summer in Montreal. The region is expecting showers with a rumble of thunder possible followed by clearing skies and temperatures in the low 20's. Low pressure will bring cooler weather and rain tomorrow and Friday, right on schedule as the seasons change.

Thunderstorm damage in Ontario (

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