Thursday, February 28, 2013

Snowy morning in Montreal

The Davis Vantage Vue in my backyard continues to preform despite the heavy wet snow on top of.
Low pressure continues to meander near Lake Ontario in upstate New York this morning with the main area of snow starting to weaken and move northwest of the greater Montreal region. The light snow falling this morning across the St. Lawrence Valley should end by noon with just a few flurries or showers into the afternoon. I measured around 15cm of heavy, hard packed wet snow on my driveway. This stuff is heart attack snow, I moved just a few shovels of it and opted for the snow blower later this evening.

The snow is wet in nature and has stuck to everything making for a beautiful landscape this morning. (ValleyWX)
Trudeau Airport measured about 16cm yesterday in addition to what fell overnight. I am thinking most of the Ottawa Valley into Montreal will end up with close to 20cm (8 inches) for this event. The low pressure will be very stubborn to move out with weather systems being blocked by Atlantic high pressure. So expect clouds and light precipitation well into the weekend. We could pick up another 2-4cm of snow over that time frame. Temperatures will remain mild, with little in the way of diurnal range, highs generally 0 to 2C lows -1 to -3C.

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