Friday, May 03, 2013

Warm in Montreal - snow in the Midwest

Rochester, Minnesota on Thursday. (
Another spectacular day is upon us this morning in Montreal, but just a touch cooler. A backdoor cold front swept quietly across the region overnight dropping temperatures from our high yesterday of 25C down to 10C this morning. That cold front dropped temperatures rapidly along the coast of Maine and New Hampshire yesterday with some places falling from near 80F down to 50F in under 2 hours. We will rebound under sunshine to 23C today and that is the forecast through next Tuesday, sunny and 23C (73F).

Omaha, Nebraska (
Yesterday at one point Montreal was 25C (77F) and Ottawa 27C (81F) while Dallas was only 9C (49F) It even snowed in Kansas City last night during the Royals game which was called after 4 innings. The storm that gave snow to Kansas was historic in many places from Nebraska through Iowa and into Minnesota.  Rochester had over 15 inches of snow, the largest May snowfall on record for Minnesota. Snow fell from northwest Ontario as far south as Arkansas. Warmer air will try to enter the system today but another 1-3 inches of wet snow is still possible, just unreal for May! High pressure stalled over Quebec will keep that storm and the cold air well to the west of Quebec and most of Ontario.

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