Wednesday, 26 November 2014

East coast snowstorm to brush Montreal today

From AccuWeather this morning. These amounts have shifted a little north and west , with the 1-3 inch line coming closer to Montreal later today and tonight.
The busiest travel day of the year in the US is being greeted with a Nor'Easter along the American east coast. Low pressure currently near the Delmarva area will move northeast to lie near Cape Cod this evening. A swath of moisture is moving north and will overspread New York and New England today. Rain is forecast along the immediate coast and wet snow inland with accumulations forecast of 6-12" (15-30cm). The heaviest snow will fall from Albany, New York across central Vermont and into New Hampshire, into Maine and New Brunswick.

Montreal will remain on the northern edge of the storm. The forecast track has shifted slightly west so the chance for some accumulating snow along the border areas has increased. Montreal is only expecting a few flurries this afternoon, but 2-4cm is possible form the south shore to the US border. If your travels take you towards Sherbrooke, they can expect 10-15cm (4-6 inches), so travel will be affected. Expect snow covered highways heading south and east by late today with lowering visibility. Winds have finally died down today after a nasty couple of days in southern Quebec. They will increase latter today out of the northeast this time to 30km/h. Cold air has moved into Montreal, so after a record high of 18C (65F) on Monday it is only -1C (30F) this morning. It will not get any warmer today.

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