Ontario and Quebec Pounded By Winter Storm

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Toronto on Jan 1, 2019

A Texas low roared across Ontario and Quebec dropping a barrage of wintry precipitation.

In Southern Ontario on New Years eve there was significant snowfall, freezing rain, and strong winds.

Summary of Snowfall Amounts:
  • Gore Bay 18 cm
  • Tobermory 17 cm
  • Parry Sound 9 cm
  • Algonquin East Gate 11 cm
  • Pembroke 13 cm
  • Deep River 16 cm
  • North Bay 12 cm

Summary of Wind Gusts:
  • Port Colborne 93 km/h
  • Welland 78 km/h
  • St. Catharines 78 km/h
  • Niagara Falls Airport N.Y. 96 km/h

Summary of Freezing Rain:
  • Mono Centre 4 hours
  • Ottawa 4 hours

The same low brought significant snowfall over the Upper Laurentians and Central Quebec. There was also freezing rain associated with the warm front mostly affected some areas north of Montreal. 
Summary of Snowfall Amounts:
  • Ferme-Neuve 27 cm
  • Papineau-Labelle Wildlife Reserve 15 cm
  • Lac-Simon 20 cm
  • Mont-Tremblant Park 15 to 25 cm
  • Sainte-Lucie-des-Laurentides 20 cm
  • Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts 11 cm
  • Notre-Dame-des-Prairies 16 cm
  • Sainte-Béatrix 13 cm
  • Trois-Rivières 12 to 15 cm
  • Beauport 12 to 15 cm
  • Quebec City 15 to 20 cm
  • Lévis 15 to 20 cm
  • Duchesnay tourist station 16 cm
  • Mont-Sainte-Anne 15 cm
  • Montmagny 12 to 15 cm
  • Parc de la Jacques-Cartier 19 cm
  • Camp Mercier 14 cm
  • The Massif 14 cm
  • Hautes-Gorges National Park 15 cm
  • Chicoutimi 12 cm
  • The Monts-Valins 15 cm
  • Saint-Mathieu-de-Rioux 20 cm
  • Le Bic 10 cm
  • Saint-Eusèbe 18 cm

Summary of Freezing Rain:
Mirabel from midnight to 5 AM on January 1

Based on ECCC Data



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