|Lightning illuminates the sky over L'Ile Perrot late last evening. The storms produced heavy rain and strong winds and provided some relief from a sultry day. (ValleyWeather Photo)|
|It was a spectacular Labour Day holiday to cruise the canal and boardwalk in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue. What a way to end the summer. (ValleyWeather Photo)|
Last night some air mass thunderstorms produced severe weather from eastern Ontario across metro Montreal. The storms prompted a tornado warning from Winchester, Ontario south into the Seaway Valley. In Montreal vivid lightning, strong gusty winds and torrential rain swept the region around 10pm. The storm deposited the first rainfall of September at my home on L'Ile Perrot where 18mm fell in under 30 minutes. Winds gusted up to 110km/h with the storms knocking out power to over 23,000 hydro Quebec customers. Those affected were mainly in the Lanuadiere region, but 5000 were affected in metro Montreal as well.