Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A few early showers for Montreal

Weak low pressure continues to provide southern Quebec and Ontario with cloud cover and a few showers. I was rather surprised to see the rain this morning, but it will be short lived with partly cloudy skies coming back by 10am. More clouds than sun this afternoon in Montreal with high temperatures up to 21C. Wednesday and Thursday will be spectacular with highs around 23C and lows near 10C. Nothing but sunshine is expected right into this weekend with warm temperatures.

Water rushing across Highway 2 south of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan as spring flooding begins. (Regina Leader-Post)
Alberta snow
Yesterday a cold winter like system spread snow from Alberta into eastern portions of Saskatchewan. As much as 15cm of west snow fell in portions of Alberta. This morning it is a cold -5C in Edmonton with flurries. The snow today will fall from the Lakes region of Manitoba into extreme northwest Ontario. Travel will be very poor in gusty winds and wet snow today in those regions.

Spring flooding has begun in parts of southern Saskatchewan, with water running over Highway 2 south of Moose Jaw as well as flooding several properties around Ketepwa Lake. The deep snow pack this winter will result in flooding across many regions of Manitoba and Saskatchewan this Spring. Major flooding is also occurring south of the border in North Dakota in Minot and Grand Forks.

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