Warning for coastal flooding, erosion along St. Lawrence
Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 7:19 PM - A storm surge warning was issued for Quebec City as a powerful low pressure system sweeping through from Ontario generates strong northwesterly winds, expected to cause higher-than-normal water levels through early Thursday for parts of the St. Lawrence. More on the timing, below
- Intense low pressure system from Ontario will generate strong northeasterly winds over Quebec City, coastal erosion possible
- People close to the shoreline are urged to lookout for worsening conditions
STORM SURGE WARNING
"We have a very strong low pressure system moving out of northern Ontario and that will cut its way through Quebec into Thursday morning," says Weather Network meteorologist Erin Wenckstern. "And when you get this kind of low that's deepening, really strong winds get perfectly aligned to go down the mouth of the St. Lawrence."
Those northeast winds will start to impact the area late Wednesday into Thursday morning, coinciding with high tide. The combination of strong winds and the current period of high tidal ranges could produce overwash along the coast near Quebec City between 5:30-8:30 a.m on Thursday.
"Coastal erosion is possible in vulnerable areas. People close to the shoreline should stay on the lookout for worsening conditions," warns EC.