Daily weather brief: Groundhog Day brings more snow and bitter wind chills coast-to-coast
Sunday, February 1, 2015, 9:12 PM - Ontario's first major snowstorm of 2015 brings treacherous road conditions to the region, as the rest of eastern Canada braces for its impact.
Meanwhile, light snow and frigid arctic air continues to grip the west.
Here's what you need to know for Monday, Feb. 2.
It may be best to keep the shovel handy, as Atlantic Canada is in line for yet another winter storm.
- Maritimes: Snow will move into the southern portions of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia for Monday mid-morning and continue to move north reaching P.E.I. by Monday afternoon. Snow will change to a mix or rain for Atlantic coast sections of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton. Winds will pick up in intensity throughout the day as the low pressure system strengthens leading to blizzard or blizzard-like conditions for Nova Scotia, P.E.I., and eastern New Brunswick Monday night into Tuesday morning. Extremely cold wind chills in -30s expected. For further details on this storm, click here.
- Newfoundland: Precipitation moves in to the southern parts of the province Monday night and Labrador early Tuesday morning. Precipitation will remain snow through the night Monday changing over to a mix then over to rain. Blizzard or blizzard-like conditions will develop Tuesday morning and continue through the day Tuesday for eastern Labrador. For more details on this storm, click here.
Ontario and Quebec
Powerful storm that slammed Ontario will slowly push east.
- Ontario: The commute tomorrow will still be snowy and feature reduced visibilities as well; ample blowing snow after the system slides east. Snow will start easing late morning, but blowing snow will still be a factor with gusty winds. Brutal wind chills in the -25 range expected across southern Ontario.
- Quebec: With the northerly track of the system, a little more snow is anticipated in southern Quebec. A snowfall warning is in effect for theEastern Townships, with 15 cm in the forecast. In Montreal and surrounding areas, a blowing snow advisory is in effect. Snow will begin Monday morning and intensify through the afternoon. Visibility will be reduced to near-zero, thus complicating the morning and afternoon commute for many across the province. Extreme cold warnings are also in effect, with wind chills feeling colder than -40 in some areas.
- Prairies: Widespread cold warnings were in effect this weekend, which may be reissued by Environment Canada Monday, cautions Weather Network meteorologist Tyler Hamilton. Residents can stay up-to-date with watches and warnings through our Alerts page. Meanwhile, some snow -- heavier in areas west of Edmonton and into the foothills -- is expected through Tuesday.
- British Columbia: Another trough is expected to bring an additional 10-15 mm of rain to coastal areas. "Avalanche risk will likely increase over the next 48 hours," says Hamilton.