Cornwall Ontario – Over 70mm of rain have fallen in the Cornwall Ontario area in the last several days. One black out has occurred and temperatures hovering around zero over night should see us with nearly 1 inch of the white stuff before Sunday is over.
Temperatures will stay cold until Thursday when another dump of snow is expected.
Please drive safely.
4:40 AM EDT Saturday 22 October 2016
Rainfall warning in effect for:
- Cornwall – Lancaster
- Maxville – Alexandria
- Morrisburg – Long Sault
- Winchester – Newington
Periods of rain, at times heavy, will end tonight with totals between 60 and 90 mm. Local amounts near 120 mm are possible, especially in communities near the St. Lawrence River.
Rainfall totals (millimetres) in the last 42 hours up to 2 am EDT:
St. Anicet 77.2
Kingston Airport 61.8
Point Petre 58.4
Ottawa Airport 45.2
Ottawa Botanical Gardens 39.8.
Cornwall 70 in 36 hours up to 12 am EDT (volunteer observer).
This rainfall is due to a moisture laden low pressure system centered over Cape Cod this morning, moving to Southeastern Quebec by this evening.
If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible. Watch for possible washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts.