Alerts for: Anticosti

Statements

3:33 PM EST Sunday 21 December 2014
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Anticosti

A rainy Christmas with local freezing rain.



A storm is expected to hit Eastern Canada on December 24 and 25.
A low pressure system is developing over the Central United States
And will begin to strengthen over the Great Lakes region early this
Week. A strong southerly flow will set up over the eastern part of
The continent, bringing a mild and humid air mass over Quebec and the
Maritimes.



Beginning on Tuesday the 23rd, temperatures will become increasingly
Milder and precipitation will slowly begin to fall over western
Quebec. Initially falling as snow, precipitation will then change to
Rain, but freezing rain is possible before the changeover occurs.
These conditions will spread eastward in the days following.



Christmas Eve will be rainy, with temperatures ranging from 0 to 10
Degrees Celsius, depending on the region. Strong easterly winds are
Also expected. Total rainfall amounts could exceed 25 millimetres.
The strong winds combined with high tidal ranges will also increase
The risk of coastal flooding and breaking sea conditions.

The public is advised to monitor future forecasts and warnings as warnings may be required or extended.

Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at www.weatheroffice.gc.ca.

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