Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A little snow

A weak front moving northeast across the valley this morning is producing a little light and very wet snow. Montreal has seen a dusting to 1cm overnight and it should continue for the next several hours with perhaps another centimetre or so. It is just enough snow to make for a sloppy commute in the city. Otherwise look for cloudy skies and very mild temperatures up to about 3C today and Thursday. On Thursday a slightly stronger low pressure area will lift northeast from the lower Great Lakes and pass west of Montreal. This system has limited moisture but should be able to provide a rain and snow mix for most of the area. Precipitation amounts will be less than 10mm which should amount to less than 5cm of snow. The precipitation will begin in Ontario by midday and spread into the Ottawa Valley by evening. It will reach Montreal late in the day and taper off to a few flurries by Friday morning. While no major travel disruptions are expected, it will be enough snow and rain to make roads slick. Winds will increase as well out of the southwest. Skies will then clear for the weekend, and it will remain rather mild for February.

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