Thursday, November 22, 2012

Winter - west & warmer - east

Above and below are pictures taken by my good friend and Editor of the Gravelbourg Tribune, Paul Bosivert. They show Main Street in Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan after the last big snowstorm on November 9 & 10. As mentioned below the area has had its share of cold and snow this November in stark contrast to us here in the east.
The trend of mild weather here in Quebec this fall will continue at least for a few more days as strong high pressure remains in control of our weather here in Montreal. The nights have been cool with frost while the days have been very mild with abundant sunshine. Look for the area of high pressure to begin lifting to the northeast as a cold front approaches Quebec and Ontario late on Friday. Rain will accompany the front along with some gusty winds. Temperatures will drop behind the front to more seasonable values for the weekend. Daytime highs of nearly 10C (50F) or warmer today and Friday will drop down to 0C (32F) on Saturday and below freezing at -2C (29F) for Sunday. Some flurries are possible but no major snow event is in our immediate future.

Big snowbanks line Main Street in Gravelbourg, SK with the famous Cathedral in view at the end of the street.
For snow and cold, you have to head out to Saskatchewan and Alberta where it feels like mid winter. Temperatures this morning are a frigid -14C in Calgary and -11C in Regina. Yesterday snow fell across the region with a band of freezing rain in advance of the front. It was a messy, cold day across the southern Prairies. Numerous collisions with injuries were reported south of the Trans Canada Highway with the RCMP in Saskatchewan telling motorists to stay off the roads for a time on Wednesday.

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