Environment Canada has issued a winter storm warning for these regions of Quebec

Although winter won’t officially start until next month, it looks like Mother Nature is giving us all a glimpse of the conditions to be expected in December. Environment Canada has published a series of weather warnings for various regions of Quebec, including a winter storm and freezing rain warning.

It was recently announced that the Province of Quebec could see up to 50 centimeters of snow from Saturday to Monday, November 14 — and there are certain regions of Quebec that will see snow la mosl.

Environment Canada said “Snowfall amounts of 15 to 30 centimeters combined with strong northeasterly winds will result in winter storm conditions over these areas beginning Sunday evening.”

Areas with winter storm warnings across Quebec include: Amqui (Matapédia Valley), Anticosti, Gaspé, Percé, Gaspésie National Park, Matane, Rimouski, Mont-Joli, Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, Grande-Vallée, Sept-Îles and Port-Cartier.

EnviroCan is urging residents of affected areas to suspend all non-essential travel as “rapid accumulation of snow could make travel difficult in some areas.”

Fortunately, conditions should improve by Monday afternoon, the National Weather Service said.

As with other regions of Quebec, freezing rain and rain warnings remain in effect. Charlevoix, Forillion National Park, Gaspésie National Park, Murdochville, Laurentides Wildlife Reserve, Matane, Saguenay, Saint-Anne-des-Monts and Grande-Vallée are all under freezing rain warning.

“Surfaces such as highways, roads, sidewalks and parking lots can become icy and slippery. Be prepared to adapt your driving to changing road conditions,” warns Environment Canada.

As for Montreal, the conditions will remain a little more moderate compared to the other regions of the province. In addition to precipitation, the 514 should experience its first snowfall come on November 17th.

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