50 regions across Quebec are currently under weather alerts

Feb 27 2020, 6:56 am

February isn’t about to go down without a fight.

Currently, 50 weather alerts are spread out across Quebec in the forms of extreme cold alerts, snowfall and winter storm warnings, a storm surge, a blowing snow advisory, and special weather statements.

Parts of the province are expecting up to 40 cm of snow while other regions could see temperatures dip to ‘feels like’ lows of -31ÂşC.

The majority of the province’s alerts are of the winter storm variety, where “rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations.”

The weather agency urges drivers to prepare for “quickly changing and deteriorating” weather conditions where visibility could be “suddenly reduced to near zero.”

Environment Canada

Montreal and its surrounding areas remains under snowfall warning with up to 15 cm of snow expected. Along with poor visibility and quickly accumulating snow, Metro Montreal is warned that there might be a “significant impact” to rush hour traffic in urban areas.

Here’s a breakdown of what’s happening in the area:

Winter Storm

  • Amqui – MatapĂ©dia Valley
  • Anticosti
  • Baie-Comeau
  • Beauce
  • Charlevoix
  • Chevery
  • Chibougamau
  • Forillon National Park – GaspĂ© – PercĂ©
  • GaspĂ©sie National Park – Murdochville
  • Gatineau
  • ĂŽles-de-la-Madeleine
  • Kamouraska – Rivière-du-Loup – Trois-Pistoles
  • La Tuque
  • La VĂ©rendrye Wildlife Reserve
  • Lac-Saint-Jean
  • Lachute – Saint-JĂ©rĂ´me
  • Laurentians
  • Lanaudière
  • Laurentians Wildlife Reserve
  • Les Escoumins – Forestville
  • Manicouagan River
  • Matane
  • Mauricie
  • Minganie
  • Mont-Laurier
  • Mont-Tremblant Park – Saint-Michel-des-Saints
  • Montmagny – L’Islet
  • Natashquan
  • New Carlisle – Chandler
  • Parent – Gouin Reservoir
  • Pontiac
  • QuĂ©bec
  • Restigouche – Bonaventure
  • Rimouski – Mont-Joli
  • Saguenay
  • Sainte-Anne-des-Monts – Grande-VallĂ©e
  • Sept-ĂŽles – Port-Cartier
  • TĂ©miscouata
  • Upper Gatineau – Lièvre – Papineau

Snowfall

  • Abitibi
  • Drummondville – Bois-Francs
  • Matagami
  • Metro MontrĂ©al – Laval
  • Vaudreuil – Soulanges – Huntingdon
  • TĂ©miscamingue

Special Weather Statement

  • Drummondville – Bois-Francs
  • Eastern Townships
  • Richelieu Valley – Saint-Hyacinthe
  • Vaudreuil – Soulanges – Huntingdon

Extreme Cold

  • Fermont
  • Schefferville

Blowing Snow Advisory

  • Blanc-Sablon

Storm Surge

  • QuĂ©bec

Environment Canada urges alerted regions to continually monitor weather updates and reminds travellers to remain diligent on the roads.