Monday, November 12, 2012

Record warmth today

Over a dozen record highs were established in Ontario on Sunday including 18.4C (66F) in Toronto breaking the previous record of 17.2 dating all the way back to 1938. As has been the case all year long, Montreal has a shot at yet another record high today. The forecast high for the city is 16C (60F), with the record for today's date being 15.5C set in 1982. It is a frosty start to the morning as we sit at 0C here on L'Ile Perrot. Believe it or not it is 15C already in Toronto, nearly 60F on November 12. That will end quickly this morning as a sharp cold front moves across Ontario. Winds will increase out of the southwest up to 50km/h and back to the northwest behind the front. Cold air is pouring into Ontario with rain changing to flurries behind the front. Temperatures will fall to 7C in Toronto by this afternoon.

How cold is it? Well Regina has -25C this morning, that is how cold. The cold front will move into Quebec tonight with a gusty rain shower or two and perhaps a snowflake by morning. Tuesday will be blustery and colder with highs of only 4C (39F). The balance of the week will be fair and seasonable with cold overnight lows around -4C and highs around 4C right into the weekend as strong high pressure dominates our weather. We could use some moisture, our very dry year continues with only 5.6mm of precipitation recorded at Trudeau Airport so far this month.

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