Thursday, February 16, 2012

Rain & snow mix

There is not a whole lot going on in the weather department this morning, it is mild at 0C here on L'Ile Perrot with some fog around. We had a little light rain and snow yesterday, about 2mm worth, hardly worth noting. It is becoming increasingly difficult to find much weather to write about here in Quebec and Ontario, a sentiment noted by other weather bloggers in the region. This winter is setting new records on being mundane, with only 7cm of snow this month and very little in the way of storms all winter long. So today we find ourselves waiting for another weakening area low pressure that will move from Illinois towards southern Quebec. In a normal year this would mean a storm, this year it means, well light rain and snow. The rain will arrive late today and taper to a few flurries on Friday. The only notable thing is that the winds may gust to 50km/h on Friday. Amounts will be light with perhaps 2-5mm of rain followed by a centimetre or two of snow. There may be a few slick spots on area highways both this morning and again overnight tonight. Temperatures will remain mild, above freezing for the next 24 to 36 hours between 2 and 4C. The weekend will feature clearing skies and near normal temperatures. With very little snow pack for outdoor activities and melting outdoor skating rinks, plan a shopping event this weekend or I guess a walk.

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