Friday, May 31, 2013

The warmest day of the year today for Montreal

Thunderstorms and tornadoes continue to make news this week. The damage above is from Mariaville, New York, near Albany. (
We are already quite warm and muggy this morning in Montreal with hazy sunshine and 22C. It will warm into the low 30's today with the record to break set at 32.3C from 1999. Most of the day will be dry, but we can't rule out a stray thunderstorm this afternoon. Yesterday I recorded 29.9C here on L'Ile Perrot while officially at Trudeau it was 27.8C. The temperature remained above 20C overnight.

Tonight will be warm and humid with overnight lows in the 20's. Saturday will be very humid with more clouds than sun, a touch cooler around 28C and showers and thunderstorms developing after 3pm. Some of the storms could be rather strong with heavy rain. On Sunday a cold front will move across the St. Lawrence Valley with drier air arriving but not before a decent round of thunderstorms.

Speaking of storms, the National Weather Service confirmed that two tornadoes occurred near Albany, New York late Wednesday. The storms were classified as an EF 1 and an EF2 that carved a 17 mile long path of damage near Florida, New York. Significant damage to homes and power lines was reported along with numerous downed trees from the Albany Capital District east to the Massachusetts border.

I will be taking the blog on the road for a few days, so watch for entries from the southern New England coast.

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