More than 30 regions across Quebec are currently under weather alerts

Feb 2 2021, 5:41 pm

There are 33 weather alerts spread out across Quebec today.

Ranging from winter storms, snowfall warnings, and storm surges, Environment Canada is warning that “hazardous winter conditions” are expected for the rest of the day through to Wednesday afternoon.

The storms are related to an “intense low-pressure system over the US Eastern Seaboard” that will continue to track northbound over the next 36 hours.

The weather agency is calling for strong northeast winds, blowing snow, and reduced visibilities. “Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations,” says Environment Canada.

Here’s how the weather alerts spread out across Quebec; some regions are under two alerts simultaneously.

Winter storm Storm surge Special weather Snowfall
Amqui – Matapédia Valley Baie-Comeau La Tuque Metro Montréal – Laval
Anticosti Forillon National Park – Gaspé – Percé Lachute – Saint-Jérôme
Baie-Comeau Kamouraska – Rivière-du-Loup – Trois-Pistoles Lanaudière
Beauce Les Escoumins – Forestville Mauricie
Blanc-Sablon Matane
Charlevoix Montmagny – L’Islet
Chevery New Carlisle – Chandler
Drummondville – Bois-Francs Québec
Eastern Townships Rimouski – Mont-Joli
Forillon National Park – Gaspé – Percé Sainte-Anne-des-Monts – Grande-Vallée
Gaspésie National Park – Murdochville Sept-Îles – Port-Cartier
Kamouraska – Rivière-du-Loup – Trois-Pistoles
Laurentians Wildlife Reserve
Les Escoumins – Forestville
Montmagny – L’Islet
New Carlisle – Chandler
Restigouche – Bonaventure
Richelieu Valley – Saint-Hyacinthe
Rimouski – Mont-Joli
Sainte-Anne-des-Monts – Grande-Vallée
Sept-Îles – Port-Cartier
Vaudreuil – Soulanges – Huntingdon
In Montreal, the island is expecting up to 15 cm of snow. Snowfall is expected to persist through to Wednesday afternoon before taking a break on Thursday and then another 4 cm on Friday. The forecast also calls for approximately five more centimetres on Sunday.
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