Thursday, 5 February 2015

Intervals of sunshine and snow but remaining cold

Above & Below: Lots of smaller snowfalls this winter and little melting has left many streets quite narrow on the West Island. Dorval Public Works were busy widening several of them on Wednesday. (ValletWX Photo)
 No big storms on the horizon as the mountains of snow continue to grow in Montreal, 5cm at a time. We had another clipper system give a decent 5-8cm of snow to Montreal and the entire region on Wednesday. The evening commute was very difficult as bursts of heavier snow along an arctic boundary arrived just in time for the nightly rush and wait. A break today with sunshine but a fresh breeze and cold highs of around -15C. (5F). Tonight will be frigid with overnight lows of -22C (-8F) in Montreal and Ottawa, but as cold as -26C (-15F) in Sherbrooke. Friday we will see increasing clouds as yet another weak clipper type low from western Canada rides along the warm/cold boundary and gives us a couple of centimetres of light snow late in the day. The story remains the same into this upcoming weekend, sunshine Saturday and cold, -13C (9F) followed by clouds and flurries on Sunday and cold, -14C (7F). Another area of low pressure will move across New England Monday with perhaps 5-10cm of snow once again for Montreal. The good news, the sunset today in metro Montreal is 5:06 pm, the days are getting longer!

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