The main event hasn't even arrived yet, but Friday's freezing rain still made for some stunning shots.
Winter Storm WarningIssued at 11:34 AM EST Saturday 21 December 2013
Total amounts of 15 to 30 centimetres of snow and ice pellets are expected over all these areas. Freezing rain amounts between 15 and 40 millimetres are expected over areas south of the St. Lawrence River tonight and Sunday. Winds will develop tonight and will cause blowing snow near the St. Lawrence River.Details
A developing low pressure system over the midwestern states will bring snow, ice pellets and freezing rain tonight and Sunday over the province of Quebec. Freezing rain is already affecting several areas near the U.S. border and will persist over Montérégie and the Eastern Townships throughout the weekend. Significant amounts of freezing precipitation are expected, and road conditions will be hazardous. Tree branches could break due to ice accumulation. Power outages are possible. Freezing rain could also affect the greater Montréal area. Significant amounts of snow and ice pellets are also expected. Snow and ice pellets will be heavy tonight and Sunday. This snow will be accompanied by strong northeast winds near the St. Lawrence River. This will strongly reduce visibilities in blowing snow. These conditions will spread toward Eastern Quebec Sunday. People in affected areas should consider delaying or even canceling their travel plans. Road conditions may deteriorate rapidly.