Alerts for: Îles-de-la-Madeleine


3:50 PM AST Sunday 09 December 2018
Snow squall watch in effect for:

  • Îles-de-la-Madeleine

Snow squalls are expected to develop. Under the snow squall bands, visibilities will be significantly reduced due to the heavy snow combined with blowing snow, and snow will quickly accumulate.

A cold northwest wind blowing over the open waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence will maintain conditions that are favourable for the development of snow squalls until this evening. Conditions may become favourable once again Monday evening.

Snow squalls cause weather conditions to vary considerably; changes from clear skies to heavy snow within just a few kilometres are common. Visibility may be significantly and suddenly reduced to near zero. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow.

Snow squall watches are issued when conditions are favourable for the formation of bands of snow that could produce intense accumulating snow or near zero visibilities.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports using #NSStorm.


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