Warnings span eastern Ontario, Quebec as potent storm threatens 30 cm of snow
Alerts in Effect
Winter Storm WarningIssued at 04:33 Friday 15 January 2021
A snow storm is expected on Saturday. Total snowfall amounts will reach 25 to 30 centimetres by Sunday morning.
Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.
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.
Smog WarningIssued at 06:13 Friday 15 January 2021
High concentrations of fine particulates are expected and will result in poor air quality.
High concentrations of pollutants are expected to diminish this morning.
Smog especially affects asthmatic children and people with respiratory ailments or heart disease. It is therefore recommended that these individuals avoid intense physical activity outdoors until the smog warning is lifted.
To learn more about the Info-Smog program, go to Environment Canada’s website at www.canada.ca/info-smog-program.
For air quality indexes in Quebec, visit the website of the Ministère de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques at www.iqa.environnement.gouv.qc.ca/contenu/index_en.asp.
For the air quality index in Montréal, visit the Réseau de surveillance de la qualité de l’air de la Ville de Montréal’s website at www.rsqa.qc.ca (french only).
To learn more about the effects of smog on your health in Québec, visit the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux’s website at www.quebec.ca/en/health. You can also visit the Direction régionale de santé publique du CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal at www.santemontreal.qc.ca/en/public.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.