Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Second biggest storm of the season for Montreal

A slow morning commute in Montreal. (ValleyWX Photo)
Trudeau Airport is approaching 30cm (1 foot) of snow this afternoon as the second biggest storm of the season begins to ease its grip on the region. Another shot of snow is moving northeast from Ontario but is should only give another 5cm or so to the city. Storm totals will settle into the 30-40cm range across southern Quebec. This makes it the snowiest March 19 on record smashing the previous amount of 11.7cm set in 1952. As mentioned it is also the second biggest storm for the city this winter, eclipsed only by the December 27th storm. The storm caused hundreds of accidents, closed schools and cancelled flights. Conditions will slowly improve tonight across the region as the heavy snow moves into eastern New England and Atlantic Canada. Temperatures are around -1C but will cool to -6C tonight.

The cleanup begins. (ValleyWX Photo)

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