Environment Canada issues Snowfall Warning for Montreal

Dec 30 2019, 6:13 am

It seems like Montreal will close out the year with a fair amount of snow.

After enduring a mostly snow-less Christmas, Montreal is currently under a Snowfall Warning, with total amounts expected to reach over 20 cm between today and tomorrow.

“Total snowfall accumulations reaching 15 to 25 centimetres are expected from Monday afternoon through Tuesday evening,” reads Environment Canada’s alert. “In addition, moderate to strong easterly winds may occasionally reduce visibility in blowing snow, especially over exposed areas.”

The alert, issued in the early hours of Monday morning, is in effect for the following areas:

  • Châteauguay – La Prairie area
  • Laval area
  • Longueuil – Varennes area
  • Montréal Island area

Snowfall warnings are issued by the weather agency when “significant snowfall” is expected, according to Environment Canada.

‘Feels like’ temperatures are expected to drop to close to -10ºC throughout the day today before getting milder for the last day of 2019.

By tomorrow, 18 cm of snow is forecasted to fall before 4 more cm of powder is expected.

The Weather Network

The weather agency urges citizens to continually monitor weather reports and updates and warns drivers to adjust to quickly-changing road conditions, as “rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations.”