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Special Weather Statement

Issued at 06:45 Thursday 17 January 2019

An intense winter storm is forecast to move across New England Sunday, then the Gulf of St. Lawrence on Monday. It will bring significant amounts of snow and will generate very strong and frigid northerly winds that will generate blowing snow considerably reducing visibilities and making roads very slippery.

This storm should invade the province of Quebec. The most affected areas should be those located near the American Border and Atlantic Canada.

However, the expected scenario depends greatly on the exact track of the storm which is still volatile. A track a little further north could mean the occurrence of a major winter storm for all Southern Quebec while a shift southward would spared these same regions. The scenario should evolve and become clearer over the next few days.

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Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to QCstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #QCStorm.



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