Sunday, October 17, 2010

Slow clearing

The weather is finally calming down this morning as that pesky nor'easter off the Maine coast slowly weakens. The storm was responsible for 24 hour rain totals in the 2 to 4 inch (50-100mm) range across southern Quebec and northern New England/New York. In addition to the monsoon like rains, winds gusted to tropical storm force in many areas including Montreal. The highest winds were in the Quebec City region along the St. Lawrence, at over 100km/h. Atlantic Canada also had strong winds in excess of 100km/h. In Montreal the wind took down trees and power lines. One tree fell on a car in the Outremont district injuring the driver. Hydro Quebec spent Friday night and Saturday repairing damage and restoring power to over 60,000 homes in the province. Across the upper elevations northeast of Quebec City, and in Vermont and New York heavy wet snow fell. Seven inches fell on Mount Mansfield, with over a foot at Killington.

A weak cold front moved through the region this morning with a few showers. It is now south and east of Montreal with sunny breaks occurring. It will be a typical October week with clouds and sun mixed and cool temperatures.

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