Friday, August 29, 2014

Labor Day Weekend forecast

I am still having a hard time dealing with the fact it is the last weekend of the summer holiday period. A relatively new job along with other realities of life has kept me from the Atlantic coast this summer, the first time in the last 10 years. That being said I am not looking forward to what follows, with all due respect to the many who love fall. I like fall, just not as much as summer. And with that revelation it is time to take a look at the last summer weekend forecast for southern Quebec. It is a rather chilly Friday morning with 12C (54F) here on L'Ile Perrot. Skies are clear and the warm sunshine along with light winds will allow for the temperature to climb quickly to highs of 24C (76F) across the entire region. High pressure responsible for the splendid day will then move into the Gulf of Maine and set up a southerly flow of warm and increasingly humid air for the weekend. Clouds will increase Saturday with the risk of a shower or two. The humid weather will be with us throughout the holiday weekend and into the start of next week. Temperatures will be warm, near 27C (81F) along with muggy overnight lows of 18C (65F). The best chance for widespread showers and thunderstorms will come Sunday as a front interacts with the warm and moist air mass. Some of the rain will be heavy on Sunday but it will not be a washout and in fact big portions of the three day weekend may be dry. Be safe and enjoy!
NOAA Satellite image of hurricane Cristobal east of Nova Scotia early this morning.
A brief update on Hurricane Cristobal located 525km southeast of Cape Race, Newfoundland at 5am this morning. The storm is racing into the north Atlantic at 80km/h. The system continues to send big waves towards the Nova Scotia and Newfoundland coasts today. Some offshore wave heights have been as much as 9 feet. Gusty north winds of 50-80km/h will develop along the east coast of Newfoundland today, but not directly from Cristobal. The winds will result from the the combination of a cold front moving across Newfoundland interacting with the circulation of the hurricane. As of 7am, a wind gust to 81km/h was reported at Cape Race. The front is also producing heavy rain, but once again this has nothing to do with the hurricane. Cristobal will merge with the front and become a large ocean storm over the next few days.

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