The first ice system of 2022: what awaits Quebec

Saturday, January 1, 2022 6:28 PM – After many adjournments, the first organization of the year is finally about to enter the province.

Here’s what the next few hours will be like in the province.

In short:

  • A night in the rain;
  • 15 cm in places.
  • Sunday is hard to predict.

A shower entrance

The system, which we have been monitoring for several days, will reach southwestern Quebec overnight from Saturday to Sunday. Coming from Colorado and before a warm up, it will initially discharge its rain in the form of showers.

Surface temperature

Areas up to the eastern cities located on the south bank of the river will be most affected by the liquid rain. Some may even own episodes of frostbite. All of this water will reflect a danger in the morning, and the descent of mercury will turn it into ice.

Rain accumulation

A leg under the snowflakes

This temperature drop will also affect rainfall which turns into snow. One of the rarest seasons since the beginning of the season, receiving small accumulations on the north bank of the river. At least, until the afternoon Sagune – Lock-Saint-Jean system is reached. 5 to 10 cm is expected between Saguenay and Baie-Comeau. Also on the lower north bank, the piles are 15 cm.

On the south bank of the river, the city should get a little more than five centimeters. But it is not possible to reach ten centimeters by Sunday evening.

Estrie must be the most spoiled part. It can fall up to 15 cm in its area.

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Snow accumulation (1)

Potentially dangerous conditions

This mixed rainfall will make the journey difficult. One of the major dangers of newly formed ice under the thin blanket of fresh ice. Motorists need to be vigilant. Also, icy rain can affect the power grid in some places. Note the situation.

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