Here are public weather warnings and alerts from Environment Canada for Ontario and Quebec.

Ontario, Canada

According to Hydro One, presently (at the time of this blog posting) more than 50,000 customers in Ontario have no power due to the damaging wind storm.

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Special weather statement updated by Environment Canada at 4:44 AM EDT Friday 1 November 2013.

Special weather statement for:

  • City of Toronto
  • Windsor – Essex – Chatham-Kent
  • Sarnia – Lambton
  • Elgin
  • London – Middlesex
  • Simcoe – Delhi – Norfolk
  • Dunnville – Caledonia – Haldimand
  • Oxford – Brant
  • Niagara
  • City of Hamilton
  • Halton – Peel
  • York – Durham
  • Huron – Perth
  • Waterloo – Wellington
  • Dufferin – Innisfil
  • Grey – Bruce
  • Barrie – Orillia – Midland
  • Belleville – Quinte – Northumberland
  • Kingston – Prince Edward
  • Peterborough – Kawartha Lakes
  • Stirling – Tweed – South Frontenac
  • Bancroft – Bon Echo Park
  • Brockville – Leeds and Grenville
  • City of Ottawa
  • Gatineau
  • Prescott and Russell
  • Cornwall – Morrisburg
  • Smiths Falls – Lanark – Sharbot Lake
  • Parry Sound – Muskoka
  • Haliburton
  • Renfrew – Pembroke – Barry’s Bay
  • Algonquin
  • Burk’s Falls – Bayfield Inlet.

A blustery beginning to November.

A rapidly intensifying low pressure system is forecast to track across Northeastern Ontario this morning and reach Quebec by early afternoon. A cold front associated with this system will sweep through Southern Ontario this morning with strong gusty winds developing in its wake. Wind gusts between 70 and 100 km/h are likely for most areas today. The winds are expected to begin to slowly weaken late this morning for Southwestern Ontario and late this afternoon for Eastern Ontario.

Strong wind warnings have already been issued for several regions. If this storm intensifies more than expected, the wind warnings might have to be extended to a much larger area. Environment Canada meteorologists are monitoring the development of this storm closely and will issue further statements and warnings as required.

Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at www.weatheroffice.gc.ca.

This video presents “Wind storm leaves thousands without power, prompts travel advisories in Ontario and Quebec.”

Warnings for Québec, Canada

8:04 AM EDT Friday 01 November 2013
Wind Warning for Québec Continued

In the Richelieu Valley, southerly winds will reach 90 km/h locally near the monteregian hills this morning. By midday, southwesterly winds will reach up to 90 km/h throughout the area.

A low pressure system located over Georgian Bay is tracking northeastward while intensifying and will reach Labrador this evening. Rain that is already affecting several regions of the province will last much of the day. Areas near the system’s track and some higher terrain north of the St Lawrence River will especially see significant rainfall amounts. Water levels could rise locally.

Additionally, as the cold front passes this afternoon, southwesterly winds will become high over the entire St Lawrence Valley. Items that are not secured could be tossed around by the wind.

Meanwhile, strong to high southwesterly winds will generate significant waves that will affect the north shore and the Lower North Shore. Consequently, there is a risk of breaking sea conditions near high tide.

8:04 AM EDT Friday 01 November 2013
Rainfall Warning for  Québec Continued

Total rainfall amounts of 50 to 60 millimetres will affect these regions by this evening.

A low pressure system located over Georgian Bay is tracking northeastward while intensifying and will reach Labrador this evening. Rain that is already affecting several regions of the province will last much of the day. Areas near the system’s track and some higher terrain north of the St Lawrence River will especially see significant rainfall amounts. Water levels could rise locally.

Additionally, as the cold front passes this afternoon, southwesterly winds will become high over the entire St Lawrence Valley. Items that are not secured could be tossed around by the wind.

Meanwhile, strong to high southwesterly winds will generate significant waves that will affect the north shore and the Lower North Shore. Consequently, there is a risk of breaking sea conditions near high tide.

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