Thursday, December 27, 2012

Major snowstorm to continue for Montreal

Snowy L'Ile Perrot this morning. Heavy snow still falling at 9am with over 25cm forecast.
Transport Quebec traffic camera on Highway 20 here on L'Ile Perrot showing the steady snow and blowing snow.
WINTER STORM WARNING: Metro Montreal, southern Quebec, St. Lawrence Valley in Ontario, Vermont & New York.

Low pressure this morning is located near the New Jersey coast. This storm has deepened overnight to a 989mb low that is forecast to move northeast towards Cape Cod today. Montreal and southern Quebec will remain on the cold side of this system with heavy snow and blowing snow most of the day for the St. Lawrence Valley. This morning light to moderate snow is falling with about 7cm here on L'Ile Perrot. Northeast winds of 30 to 55 km/h are creating areas of blowing snow reducing visibility especially off island. Those winds will gust to 70km/h in the St. Lawrence Valley today. Travel along the 20/401 west and 15 and 10 south and east is not advised today. Snow will taper off this evening with storm totals of 25-40cm with isolated amounts near 50cm (20 inches) near the Vermont border. Snow is also falling in Eastern Ontario but with less amounts forecast from 15cm near Ottawa to 20cm near Cornwall. In Vermont and New York the snow was falling fast and furious with 12-20 inches forecast. Temperatures will remain cold in Montreal between -5C and -8C for the duration of the storm. Skies will clear out on Friday as we begin to dig out.

Classic NorEaster centered near New Jersey is pushing heavy snow into southern Quebec.

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