Friday, November 09, 2012

Saskatchewan blizzard - warmer in Montreal

Heavy snow and blowing snow made travel very dangerous in Alberta on Thursday with numerous accidents reported. This one is near Edmonton. (The Weather Network)
It is another chilly morning in Montreal with a northwest wind and temperatures as cold as -5C around the area (it is -3C here on L'Ile Perrot). There will be some clouds in southern Quebec today mixed with a few sunny breaks and temperatures warming up to around 5C. Saturday will be chilly and cloudy with a high of only 2C. A warm front will move across Quebec and Ontario late Saturday with a few scattered showers, and set the stage for a very warm couple of days with temperatures soaring to around 12C on Sunday and 16C on Monday. Enjoy that as much colder weather and some rain will arrive by next Tuesday. The rain may even end as a little light snow Tuesday night.

Above: Another odd scene from the Sandy zone, power trucks from Texas sit idle in the snow in Norwalk, Connecticut.  (Center Point Energy Photo)

A major snowstorm is occurring across the southern Prairies today with 15-30 cm (6-12 inches) forecast from Calgary east towards Winnipeg. Calgary has already reported 16cm of snow as of early this morning. The visibility has lowered as winds increase up to 60km/h, Swift Current in the last hour had steady snow and 1km visibility. The snow will continue all day making travel very dangerous across the entire region. The heaviest snow will fall south of the Trans-Canada Highway along the border with Montana and North Dakota. The snow will only taper off on Saturday. Temperatures will be cold with the snow and drop rapidly behind the storm down into the -20C range, especially in Saskatchewan. It is a cold -11C in Edmonton this morning and -12C in Calgary.

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