Alerts for: Québec

Warnings

4:16 AM EST Monday 22 December 2014
Freezing rain warning in effect for:

  • Bellechasse area
  • Côte-de-Beaupré - L'Île d'Orléans area
  • Lévis area
  • Lotbinière area
  • Portneuf area
  • Québec area
  • Saint-Lambert area
  • Valcartier - Stoneham area

Ice build-up due to freezing rain is expected or occurring.

A low pressure system developing over the Central United States will intensify over the Great Lakes area early in the week. A strong southerly flow will settle over the eastern part of the continent, bringing a mild and humid air mass over the province of Quebec.

Tuesday the 23rd, a mix bag of precipitation will begin to fall over Southern Quebec. Freezing rain should prevail in the St Lawrence Valley for much of the day. In fact, despite the arrival of the mild air mass, persistent northeasterly winds along the St Lawrence Valley will feed an influx of cold air near the surface, creating conditions favourable for the development of freezing rain.

Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas.

Freezing Rain Warnings are issued when rain falling in sub-zero temperatures creates ice build-up and icy surfaces.

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

4:19 AM EST Monday 22 December 2014
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Québec

A stormy holiday season.



A storm will hit Eastern Canada from the 23rd to the 25th of
December. The low pressure system is developing over the central
United States and will intensify over the Great Lakes area early in
The 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.



On Tuesday the 23rd, a mix bag of precipitation will begin to fall
Over Southern Quebec. Snow will be followed by rain, but there is a
Chance of freezing rain during the transition. In the St Lawrence
Valley, a significant period of freezing rain is expected; a warning
Has been issued. These conditions will spread eastward over the
Following days.



Christmas night will be rainy and almost tropical almost everywhere
In Quebec with temperatures approaching 10 Celsius and maybe even
Thunderstorms. Strong easterly winds are also expected.
Total rainfall amounts could exceed 25 mm locally. 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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