Saturday, February 25, 2012

Slow clearing

Strong low pressure is well northeast of Montreal over Maine this afternoon. That has not stopped the gusty wind and snow from occurring in the metro region. Most areas in southern Quebec have received around 20cm of snow since it started on Friday afternoon. The snow mixed with a little rain south of Montreal last night but it quickly turned back to snow this morning. Strong winds are producing blowing snow across the St. Lawrence Valley and south to the US border. Wind gusts of 50km/h or higher can be expected this afternoon. Snow is rather light in Montreal but much heavier south and east of the city across the Eastern Townships as well as the Adirondacks and Green Mountains where winter storm warnings remain in effect. The snow should taper off in Montreal by late afternoon with the winds abating by midnight. Temperatures started the day mild at 0C but have since fallen to -3C in Montreal with a windchill of -11C, and -6C in Ottawa, where snow is still falling as well. Look for another 5-10cm of snow in most areas of southern Quebec today with as much as 25cm in the Townships and eastern Quebec.

Above: The heavy wet snow stuck to everything last night.
Below: My Bella loves the weather almost as much as I do.

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