Monday, January 27, 2014

Potent clipper - arctic front sweep city

A slow drive from L'Ile Perrot this morning. It took two hours to go about 30km.
A poorly timed clipper and arctic front is sweeping Montreal this morning, making a mess of the commute. An area of snow moved across the island of Montreal with between 5-10cm falling since 5am. Poor visibility and icy roads have created a rash of accidents on the highways. The front should clear Montreal by noon. Strong gusty winds between 50 - 70km/h will create lots of blowing and drifting snow this afternoon, especially off island south and west of the city. In addition frigid temperatures will return, we are currently at -14C, and will drop to -22C with dangerous wind chill values overnight. Tuesday will be sunny and cold. Poor road conditions are also occurring in other parts of the province as well as Ontario.

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