Alerts for: Matane

Warnings

10:53 AM EST Sunday 01 February 2015
Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

  • Matane

A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

An Arctic air mass and moderate winds will give wind chill values reaching -45 in northwestern and Central Quebec. This cold weather will spread toward areas further east beginning this evening and give wind chill values between -38 and -50. This extreme cold will persist through Monday morning.

Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia.

Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please continue to monitor your local media or Weatheradio for further updates. If you would like to report severe weather, you can call 1-800-361-0233 or send an email to tempsviolent.quebec@ec.gc.ca. You may also tweet reports of severe weather to #meteoqc.

 

Statements

11:01 AM EST Sunday 01 February 2015
Blowing Snow Advisory in effect for:

  • Matane

A low pressure system over Newfoundland is moving toward the Labrador Sea today. Strong winds will develop in the wake of this storm. The combination of fresh snow and winds will cause widespread blowing snow greatly reducing visibilities in these areas.

Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions.

Weather Advisories for blowing snow are issued when winds are expected to create blowing snow giving poor visibility to 800 metres or less for at least 3 hours.

Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please continue to monitor your local media or Weatheradio for further updates. If you would like to report severe weather, you can call 1-800-361-0233 or send an email to tempsviolent.quebec@ec.gc.ca. You may also tweet reports of severe weather to #meteoqc.

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