Snow, Strong Wind, and Cold Temperatures in Quebec

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Friday, February 1, 2019
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An area of low pressure affected the province of Quebec Tuesday night through Wednesday night has left significant snowfall amounts over some regions.

Behind this system, cold Arctic air has returned over Quebec, giving very cold wind chill values. 

Visibility was low on Highway 138 between Baie-Trinité and Port-Cartier. Later on, Highway 138 was closed between Rivière-au-Bouleau and Kegaska. 

Here is a summary of weather event information received by Environment Canada. 
Snowfall Amounts:
  • Saint-Agathe-des-Monts 20 cm
  • Stoneham 26 cm
  • The Charlevoix Massif 15 cm
  • Baie-Saint-Paul 18 cm
  • Saint-Hyacinthe 18 cm
  • Drummondville 20 cm
  • Morin-Heights 23 cm
  • Saint-Hippolyte 15 cm
  • Mont-Tremblant 20 cm
  • Mont-Orford 16 cm
  • Quebec City Airport 20 cm
  • Prévost 15 cm
  • Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier 26 cm
  • Montmagny 20 cm
  • Trois-Rivières 17 cm
  • Saint-Roch-de-Mékinac 20 cm
  • Rougemont 16 cm
  • Sorel 20 cm
  • Saint-Eusèbe 15 cm
  • Mont-Joli 16 cm
  • Gaspé 21 cm
  • Sept-Îles 21 cm
  • Baie-Comeau 15 cm
  • Matapédia 24 cm
  • Mingan 20 cm

Wind Gusts: 
  • Cap-Chat 87 km/h
  • Cap-d'Espoir 85 km/h
  • Pointe-des-Monts 89 km/h
  • Port-Menier 83 km/h
  • Heath-Point 85 km/h
  • Île-aux-Perroquets 104 km/h
  • Havre-Saint-Pierre 85 km/h
  • Cape Whittle 87 km/h

Wind Chill Values: 
  • Rouyn -44.5 
  • Val-d'Or -38.7 
  • Amos -40.7 
  • Gouin -40.9 
  • Matagami -45.4 
  • Waskaganish -45.7 
  • Chibougamau -39.3 

Based on ECCC Data



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