A major ice storm is underway across a broad swath of southern Ontario, extreme southern Quebec and the Fundy Shore. See how long the storm will last.
Winter Storm WarningIssued at 4:37 AM EST Sunday 22 December 2013
Total amounts of 15 to 30 cm of snow and ice pellets are expected in these areas. 10 to 30 mm of freezing rain is expected in Montérégie and the Eastern Townships through Monday morning. Northeasterly winds will reach 90 km/h near the St Lawrence, giving blowing snow.Details
A low pressure system south of the Great Lakes will give snow, ice pellets and freezing rain today and Monday over the province of Quebec. Freezing rain will continue in Montérégie and the Eastern Townships today and part of the day on Monday. Total amounts of freezing precipitation will be very significant, giving hazardous road conditions. Tree branches could break due to ice accumulation. Power outages are also possible. Rain and freezing drizzle will also affect the Montréal area starting this afternoon. Meanwhile, significant amounts of snow and ice pellets are also expected. Snow and ice pellets will remain heavy today, mostly north of the St Lawrence, while strong to high northeasterly winds will greatly reduce visibilities in blowing snow, mostly near the St Lawrence. These conditions will spread toward the higher north shore and the Gaspé Peninsula in the morning; conditions will rapidly deteriorate along Chaleur Bay beginning this afternoon. People in affected areas should consider delaying or even canceling their travel plans. Road conditions may deteriorate rapidly.