The onset of winter forces us all to frantically consult Quebec’s weather forecasts in order to plan our day ahead – and for good reason, since we know winters in the beautiful province can be everywhere.
For residents of the Blanc-Sablon region, Environment Canada issued a “storm surge” warning for Sunday, November 28.
Blanc-Sablon is located in the Côte-Nord region of Quebec, on the coast of the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
The warning indicates the potential for “breaking sea conditions and flooding” caused by “higher than normal water levels and big waves near shore late today”.
Warnings like this are issued when water levels could endanger coastal areas.
“An intense low over Labrador gives strong winds to the Lower North Shore. The combination of these winds and the current period of medium tidal ranges could produce minor breaking sea conditions along the coast ”in Blanc-Sablon and the surrounding area. November 28 from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. AST, indicates warning.
Environment Canada noted that “coastal erosion is possible in vulnerable areas. People near shore should watch for deteriorating conditions ”.
The government agency has requested that people living in this region continue to monitor weather warnings.
Special weather reports were also issued for the following Quebec localities: Anticosti, Chevery, Forillon – Gaspé – Percé National Park, Gaspésie – Murdochville National Park, Minganie, Natashquan, New Carlisle – Chandler and Sainte-Anne-des-Monts – Great Valley.
Fortunately, nothing has been issued for Montreal at the time of writing.
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