Alerts for: Abitibi

Statements

11:29 AM EST Monday 22 December 2014
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Abitibi

A stormy holiday season.



A brewing storm will hit Eastern Canada from December 23 to 25.
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 mixed 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 and
Warnings have been issued. These conditions will spread eastward in
The days following.



Christmas Eve will be rainy and almost tropical nearly everywhere in
Quebec with temperatures approaching 10 Celsius and possibly even
Thunderstorms. Strong easterly winds are also expected.
Total rainfall amounts could locally exceed 25 mm in some areas.
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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