Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Rainy, windy day for Montreal

It is not very June like across the St. Lawrence Valley this morning as a cold northeast wind prevails along the northern edge of a warm front. The front will remain south of Montreal all day leaving us in the chilly air. It is currently 15C (59F) and I am afraid that is it for the day. Radar shows a wide area of rainfall stretching from southern Ontario and western New York across southern Quebec. I recorded about 7mm overnight with another 20-30mm likely today. The rain will last well into Wednesday as the front and low pressure slide south of the Quebec border. Skies will very slowly begin to clear late Thursday with a gradual warming of temperatures back into the 20's.

A funnel cloud and possible tornadoes were observed near Baltimore, Maryland on Monday afternoon. Unsettled weather with heavy rain will affect a large portion of the east coast today.
On Monday strong thunderstorms affected portions of southern Manitoba and southeast Saskatchewan with hail, flooding and a few isolated tornadoes. Lots of hail damage was reported in and around St. Leon, Manitoba. String thunderstorms with at least two confirmed tornadoes also affected portions of the middle Atlantic states. Areas around Baltimore and the Chesapeake Bay reported flash flooding and funnel clouds.

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