- Region deals cold snap for winter wallop on day schools were fixed to reopen.
- Up to 30 centimetres of snow are predicted to drop in some provinces of Quebec on Monday.
Quebec announces a snow day after the storm hits the province:
Areas across the province are crouching down as Quebec is walloped by a winter storm predicted to dump up to 30 centimetres of snow in some provinces.
Environment Canada has published snowfall and winter storm alerts for most of Quebec, with anywhere between 10 and 30 centimetres anticipated, relying on the location.
The snowfall started early Monday and is anticipated to last throughout the day into the evening, with up to four centimetres per hour dropping in Montreal in the morning. The storm is predicted to move east, striking the Quebec City province by midday.
Wind blows of up to 70 km/h are predicted to escort the snow.
“We hope poor visibility circumstances because of the heavy snow and winds that will cause blowing snow,” stated Environment Canada meteorologist Jean-Philippe Bégin. “We anticipate blowing snow everywhere.” Drivers are being urged to stay off the roads whenever feasible. Source – cbc.ca
Main school boards and service centres across the region declared schools would be closed for the day, though some opted for online education.
Quebec schools were assumed to return to class Monday after a postponed beginning due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The storm is the effect of a low-pressure system crossing north from the U.S. Eastern Seaboard, and comes after much of Quebec has undergone severe cold temperatures for the past several days.
Saturday morning, temperatures dropped to –24 C in Montreal and felt like a blistering –37 with the wind cold factor.
A balmy high of –3 C is predicted for Monday.