Monday, 28 September 2015

A more fall-like weather pattern ahead for Montreal

A ship passes under the full harvest moon around 7pm along the St. Lawrence Seaway off L'Ile Perrot. (ValleyWX)
The lunar eclipse begins shortly after 8pm last evening. This photo was taken from L'Ile Perrot. (ValleyWX)
It was a beautiful night to watch the rising of the harvest moon and the total lunar eclipse on Sunday evening. The celestial event, 30 years in the making, did not dissapoint. I went to Pointe-du-Moulin on the tip of L'Ile Perrot and took the photos you see above and below. I was using my old reliable Canon Power Shot 35mm Digital with the zoom maxed out. It was a perfect night, warm temperatures for late September and just a light breeze lapping the waves against the shore, simply stunning.

The lunar eclipse reaches totality just after 10pm last evening. This photo was taken from L'Ile Perrot. (ValleyWX)
After what was basically an extension of summer during the month of September in Montreal, we are looking at a more seasonable weather pattern over the next few days. Monday and Tuesday will be cloudy with scattered showers and warm temperatures near 23C (73F). By late Tuesday a cold front will cross the region and tap into moisture moving up the east coast. Expect steady rain to develop by late in the day Tuesday and continue overnight. Amounts may exceed 25mm over Ontario, Quebec and New England. Skies will slowly clear Wednesday but it will turn much cooler with highs only in the middle teens. Temperatures will average below normal to end the week with even a risk of frost on a couple of nights as lows fall into the 2 to 4C (36-40F) range. More rain and cooler weather is possible to end the week. We may have just seen the last of the really warm air until next spring.

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