Wind Storm Blows Through

A huge limb of a tree at Bellevue park lays over part of the walkway

A large low pressure system packing strong winds crossed Sault Ste. Marie Thursday afternoon resulting in some trees and branches taking the brunt.

The winds were associated with a deep lower pressure system that moved over the northern part of Lake Superior with it’s cold front. Despite several hours of strong winds, no power outages were reported in the city.

St. Mary’s River and Lake Superior experienced large waves for most of Thursday

The peak winds were felt at around 4pm with gusts of 53 km/h , sustained winds of around 38 km/h for most of the afternoon as air pressure fell from 101 kpa to 99 kpa.  Heavy rain showers were also realized producing 8mm of rain according to Environment Canada. Wind gusts of up to 90 km/h were forecast.

Fall-like weather moves in early next week following a fairly mild long weekend.

Next week, fall-like weather will return with temperatures only forecast in the low teens and single digit overnight lows. Rain and Thunderstorms are also forecast for midweek.

The average high daytime temperature for this time of year is 20.3c