As Canadians we talk about the weather relentlessly, I just talk about it a little more! I hope to provide useful information to my family, friends and all those who simply enjoy talking about the weather. While I try to include information of interest from all over North America, my primary region of concern is the St. Lawrence Valley of Quebec, Ontario, and New York, as well as our neighbouring regions. This Blog is dedicated to my late father for inspiring my interest in weather.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
More snow on the way
Just when it seemed like winter was over, the season is taking a few parting shots at us. I'm sure most of us are well aware of how nasty late February and March can be. This morning we are seeing a few flurries come to an end across southern Quebec and New England as weak low pressure races off to the east and into Atlantic Canada. We had little more than a dusting here in Montreal overnight with up to 2cm off island. Skies are slowly clearing this morning and it is chilly at -8C but with wind chills in the minus teens. High pressure will be in control of our weather today and most of Wednesday. Meanwhile strong low pressure is organizing in the southwest US and will move towards the lower Great Lakes by late Wednesday. This storm will spread blizzard conditions across the northern plains and upper Midwest with severe weather expected across the deep south. A warm front will develop out ahead of the storm and start to produce some light snow in southern Quebec by late in the day tomorrow. On Thursday precipitation may become moderate across the region with a snow and freezing rain mix likely. At this time amounts and type are rather difficult to predict but we may be looking at more than 10cm of snow here in Montreal and up to 20cm in New York and Vermont. As a result a winter storm watch has been posted for all of northern New England and New York State, with a special weather statement from Environment Canada for Ontario. No warnings or statements at this time for southern Quebec, but is is early in the forecast period. I will update this upcoming storm as information becomes available today.