Sunday, May 20, 2012

Record high for Montreal

The "dog days of summer" in May!
My Bella tries to find a cool spot during record heat in Montreal today. The mercury hit 32C (90F) this afternoon here on L'Ile Perrot.
What an incredible holiday weekend it has been weather wise across southern Quebec and eastern Ontario. Temperatures under light winds and abundant sunshine soared to record highs today making it the third month in a row this spring that we have had record highs well into the summer range. The high here on L'Ile Perrot was 32C (90F). St Anicet southwest of the metro region was 34C (94F), while Montreal reached just over 31.2C (89F) beating the record of 31.1 set in 1975. Kemptville, Ontario also reached 31C breaking their record of 30C set in 1998. The warm air will remain in place for Victoria Day Monday but with a few clouds and highs a little cooler around 28C. A cold front with showers and thunderstorms arrives late Monday and into Tuesday with temperatures closer to normal for May.

Tropical Storm Alberto: Alberto continues to meander just off the Georgia and South Carolina coast with very little impact on land except for some rough surf and clouds. All watches have been lowered at this time. Alberto is drifting southwest but is expected to accelerate off to the northeast away from the coast on Monday. The storm has 45mph winds, but is in an area of strong wind sheer and colder water temperatures. No change is strength is expected before the storm moves away from land and dissipates by Thursday. Interests from northeast Florida to the Outer Banks should continue to monitor Alberto.

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