|It was hot at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the NASCAR race on Sunday. Thankfully the heavy thunderstorms shown above remained just north of the venue until after the race ended. (Valley Weather Photo)|
Over the weekend strong thunderstorms developed in the very humid air mass locked in place over the region. Tropical dew points and a strong jet stream allowed some of the storms to be quite strong including several funnel clouds and hail. A tornado warning was even issued from Kemptville, Ontario east towards the Quebec border. The Sunday morning storms brought very heavy rain to southern Quebec including 65mm measured at my home on L'Ile Perrot, half of that in a 20 minute period around 6:20AM. Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue recorded 58mm, while Trudeau Airport had 35mm.
|Major flooding from thunderstorms occurred in Barre, Vermont late Sunday night. The photo above is the clean up Monday morning. (VPR Photo)|