Thursday, March 21, 2013

Cold weather continues across Canada

Spring? Sunset on L'Ile Perrot yesterday with feet of snow piled up in my neighborhood. (ValleyWX Pic)
While Montreal continues to dig out from the 35-40cm of snow yesterday and Tuesday, another big winter storm is slipping southeast across Alberta and Saskatchewan. Numerous roads are closed or impassable on the southern Prairies this morning. If that weren't enough a major storm is also heading into Atlantic Canada with heavy snow, pounding surf and strong winds. All this on the first full official day of Spring 2013.

It is a cold morning again in Montreal at -6C, this time with a chilly southwest wind in the 30-40km/h range. Yesterday I expected a little more in the way of snow shower activity but most of it remained in Ontario. The same is true this morning with light snow across the Ottawa Valley but partly cloudy skies here in Montreal. Today will be the same as yesterday, some light snow with temperatures near 0C. I would not rule out a sunny break or two. The weather remains the same into Friday & Saturday as a blocking pattern over the Atlantic is keeping weather systems from freely moving east.

As we gaze at the unbelievable amount of snow piled up around the city and the completely frozen Lac St Louis, just think we had our warmest March day on record one year ago today when the mercury reached 25.8C in Montreal.

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