Leslie made landfall earlier this morning along the Burin Peninsula in Newfoundland. As expected, the really strong winds were on the east side of the storm with Category 1 hurricane-force gusts in the St. John's area. Heavy rainfall was an issue well to the northwest and west of the center.
1. Looks like a very dry and warm pattern setting up across BC and the Pacific Northwest in the U.S. especially late this week and through all of next week as a large ridge of high pressure builds up along the West Coast. This is obviously bad news for wildfire control.
2. Also next week, as this big ridge strengthens along the West Coast, a stronger, north-to-northwest flow will come down through the Prairies, and we could be seeing a significant cool spell into the Prairies and northern U.S. Plains late next week. This is the type of situation that will lead to widespread freezes and perhaps some snowflakes.
Speaking of snow, snow fell last night at Sunshine Village Ski Area in Banff. Check out the images below from this morning...
Special Sunday update on eastern snowstorm.
Saturday afternoon snowstorm update.
An update on the snow potential over the Maritimes and for southern Ontario. February looking cold in the East and mild in the far West.
Major storm will bring heavy snow to New Brunswick. Big change coming for Alberta and Saskatchewan Friday and Saturday.
A storm will bring light to moderate snow to eastern Canada Thursday/Thursday night then will intensify and possibly bring heavier snow to New Brunswick Friday night.
A snow and wind recap of the blizzard which impacted the Canadian Maritimes.