Tuesday, May 28, 2013

First 32C (90F) temperature of the season for Montreal?

Just days after we came oh so close to a May snowfall in Montreal, we may push 32C (90F) by Thursday. In this May of extremes, the weather will swing back to summer mode with a push of tropical air arriving by late Wednesday. Today will be sunny and seasonable with highs near 23C, just a perfect day. Tonight and Wednesday a strong warm front will begin to lift north across the St. Lawrence Valley with a sharp increase in humidity. Showers and thunderstorms will accompany the front with a risk of strong storms by Wednesday afternoon for metro Montreal. The main threat from these storms will be very heavy rain. The air mass will become tropical like with warm temperatures and high humidity right through the upcoming weekend. Highs region wide will be in the 27-32C range or 80-90F with overnight lows remaining very warm by Thursday only 20C. It will cool down by Monday as a front a low pressure area cross Ontario and Quebec.

Nearly 3 feet of snow fell on Whiteface Mountain this past weekend. Courtesy of ORDA / AP photo
I have posted an amazing picture above of the snow this past weekend at Whiteface, New York. Despite it being late May, nearly 3 feet of wet snow fell on the weekend forcing officials to close numerous roads. I hope this will be the last talk of snow on this blog until October or even later.

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