Weather report. An exceptional frost wave reaches between Canada and the northeastern United States. Highs around -40°C between Friday and Saturday « 3b weather

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weather forecast.  February 3-4: A massive freeze breaks out between Canada and the northeastern United States
weather forecast. February 3-4: A massive freeze breaks out between Canada and the northeastern United States

Progress of the first cold-breaking process. Already in these hours, a massive frost is rushing from Canada towards the center of the United States and part of the south, advancing as far as Texas. States like North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin experience very cold temperatures, with peaks of -31 °C. The climate is much harsher in the cold Canadian lands, so much so that in states such as Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario The plume over the weekend dropped to -40°C and beyond. This is the first ice eruption that will decrease in intensity throughout the week, pending a new and more massive eruption that will make its way from Friday.

The new and more powerful ice wave from Friday. This will target, in addition to eastern Canada, the northeastern United States as well. According to the latest model forecasts, isotherms in the range of -30 / -35 ° C are expected at an altitude of about 1,500 meters on the northern shores of the Great Lakes, in New York State, Down to -40°C over Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire, as well as of course the Canadian states of Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador. As a curiosity, we point out that a temperature of -40 ° C at 1500 meters will reach the latitude of the Alps, even if North America has a very different climate than Europe and at the same latitude the winter is definitely harsher.

expected temperatures. Everything will translate into temperatures dropping between Friday and Saturday to -22C in New York, -23C in Quebec, -31C in Ottawa and -32C in Montreal, but with Peaks to -45°C and beyond are outside large urban centres. The avalanche will also be accompanied by a sustained northwesterly vent with gusts of up to 60-70 km/h which will only exacerbate the sleet sensation with I felt temperatures as low as -45°C in Montreal, -42 ° C in Ottawa, -32 ° C in New York. To complete the picture, there will be real blizzards on the Great Lakes.

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