Alerts for: Matane

Warnings

11:29 AM EST Wednesday 01 March 2017
Storm surge warning in effect for:

  • Matane

Higher than normal water levels with large waves are expected near the coast.

Storm surge warning

Warning of potential breaking sea conditions and overwash issued jointly by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (Science) and the Meteorological Service of Canada - Quebec region on 2017-03-01 at 11:00 AM EST.

An intense low pressure system will cause strong winds over the above mentioned regions. The combination of strong winds and the fact that we are currently in a period of high tidal range might produce breaking sea conditions along the coast near theses localities, at the dates and hours specified (eastern daylight time).

Kamouraska - Rivière-du-Loup - Trois-Pistoles: 2017-03-02, from 03:00 AM to 07:00 AM.

Rimouski - Mont-Joli: 2017-03-02, from 02:30 AM to 06:30 AM.

Matane: 2017-03-02, from 02:30 AM to 06:30 AM.

Sainte-Anne-des-Monts - Grande-Vallée: 2017-03-02, from 02:00 AM to 06:00 AM.

Les Escoumins - Forestville: 2017-03-02, from 02:30 AM to 06:30 AM.

Baie-Comeau: 2017-03-02, from 02:00 AM to 06:00 AM.

Coastal erosion is possible in vulnerable areas. People close to the shoreline should stay on the lookout for worsening conditions.

Storm surge warnings are issued when water levels pose a threat to coastal regions.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.cpiq_tempetes-qspc_storms.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports to #meteoqc.

 

11:26 AM EST Wednesday 01 March 2017
Winter storm warning in effect for:

  • Matane

Hazardous winter conditions are expected.

A total of 15 to 25 cm of snow is expected over these regions. Total amounts could even reach 35 centimetres over some areas between La Vérendrye and Manicouagan. Snow will be accompanied by strong winds which will produce blowing snow.

Freezing rain is also expected today in the Laurentians Park, Charlevoix and Gaspé.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.cpiq_tempetes-qspc_storms.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports to #meteoqc.

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