Wednesday, October 17, 2012

New England earthquake

The region was once again shaken up by an earthquake, this time in Maine. The 4.0 magnitude tremor occurred at around 7:12 pm last night in coastal York County, Maine near Waterboro. The quake was felt across a wide area of New England from Vermont southward towards Boston and even on Long Island. There were no reports of major damage. This is the fourth tremor in less than one month to be felt in New England, Ontario and Quebec and comes on the heels of last Wednesday's 4.5 quake near Beloeil on the South Shore of Montreal.

The longer nights and frost have rapidly turned many of the trees in  Montreal this past week. Most are in various stages of color from full green to brilliant red. This was one of the few trees the same color from top to bottom. ValleyWX Pic
It is another chilly morning in Montreal with the mercury flirting with the freezing point and scattered frost being observed here on L'Ile Perrot. It will be a partly cloudy day, with more clouds than sun as the afternoon moves along and temperatures chilly, around 10C. Thursday will be partly sunny and much warmer with perhaps 20C in spots. That will be the end of the dry weather for a few days as a low pressure area moves from west of the Great Lakes across southern Quebec into the weekend. A steady rain is forecast for Friday with showers Saturday.

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