Thursday, February 06, 2014

Back to the cold for Montreal

Clearing the light 5cm snowfall from Pincourt roads here on L'Ile Perrot. ValleyWX
A warm day would be nice, I mean really warm, but that is not in our future anytime soon. After the 5-7cm snowfall in Montreal on Wednesday, skies cleared out overnight and the temperature responded dropping to -20C currently. Look for sunshine today and a high of -10C. Some clouds and flurries tonight but remaining chilly around -15C. Friday is the same with partly cloudy skies, a few flurries and highs no better than -8C but with a nasty southwest wind to 50km/h producing more blowing snow especially off island.

Yesterdays storm behaved as expected passing across southern New England with the moderate and even heavy snow staying just south of Montreal along the 401 and US border. Amounts ranged from a record breaking 15cm at Pearson in Toronto to as much as 20-25cm in Burlington, Vermont and Plattsburgh NY. That system moved rapidly off the Atlantic Coast and is now affecting portions of the Maritimes and Newfoundland. Looking ahead we have several coastal storms expected over the next 10 days, but they are expected at this time to remain well to our south and east. It will remain cold with below normal temperatures into next week.

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