Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Yesterday's Snow A Chaotic Overachiever. You, Too, Montreal

As many of us well know, Monday morning's snowfall was another overachiever for northern New York, northern New England and southern Quebec.
Smash! Chaos in Montreal Monday amid
a quick snowstorm that also hit Vermont

Forecasts generally called for one to four inches of snow, but many areas received more than that.

At my St. Albans, Vermont weather hacienda, five inches of snow accumulated in just a few hours.

 Near Greensboro, Vermont, there was 7.5 inches of new snow, and we had many reports of 5.5 to 6 inches of fresh powder Monday.

The burst of sometimes quite heavy snow hit during the peak of the morning rush hour, and a lot of people weren't prepared for the intensity of it.

You HAVE to watch the viral video at the bottom of this post as a hill in downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada created victims out of cars, city buses, a police cruiser and even a plow truck.

Here in Vermont, it took me twice as long to get to work as usual because of the bad weather. One of my coworkers was among those in a four or five car pileup on steep Colchester Avenue in Burlington which forced the road's closure (my coworker is fine)

More snows are in the forecast, but I still don't see an immediate sign of a blockbuster storm. (I'd call yesterdays snowburst pretty substantial, but by New England standards, it was really just, "Meh."

The Wednesday morning commute might be tricky as another band of snow is due to come through then, but at this point it doesn't look as wild as Monday's

Bundle up this weekend, kiddies, as we'll have a spell of midwinter type cold. Nothing extreme, mind you, but daytime highs Saturday will probably only get to the low or mid 20s, with lows in the single numbers in some towns.

Here's that Montreal snow video from Monday, which surely will go down in the annals as a classic snow crash video.

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