Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Flooding across upstate NY

Regional rainfall totals, in inches,  from the last 24 hours.
The rain has come to an end this morning with just some scattered showers expected today as low pressure moves east into Miane. It was steady and at times heavy Tuesday with around 72mm in St Anicet, 41mm here on L'Ile Perrot and 34mm at Trudeau Airport. Further southwest across St. Lawrence County in NY as well as Franklin and Clinton Counties, heavy rain put down between 2-3" (50-75mm). Sharp rises in some rivers including the Saranac have prompted flood warnings for the region. Several roads are closed this morning until flood waters recede. More showers are in the forecast for Thursday as yet another frontal system approaches the region. Very strong to severe thunderstorms will be occurring with this system throughout the Midwest and Ohio Valley into the east today and Thursday. It appears the worst of the weather will remain south of Montreal at this time. The weekend still looks decent with more sun than clouds, dry, and highs around 23C.

Usually one returns from vacation feeling refreshed, but I seem to have come down with a nasty cold, my first of the year, in summer no less. It is affecting lots of people at work and home. I would like to blame it on the wild swings in weather this spring, but I know better. Perhaps it has something to do with the swarms of mosquito's the size of birds occupying my neighborhood. In any event, if you have this, as many do, take care.

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