Service Update: Weather Alert – December 20, 2022

Please see below for our latest weather alerts that may be affecting our services. Customers should anticipate delays due to these weather-related incidents, and any updates will be provided as they become available.


British Columbia

There is an expected snowfall accumulation of 10-15cm today in Metro Vancouver, Sunshine Coast, Gibsons to Earls Cove, and East Vancouver Island – Nanoose Bay to Fanny Bay. Snow is predicted to taper off near noon on Vancouver Island, and later this afternoon on the mainland side.


An additional 5-10cm is expected from this evening into Wednesday morning for the southern sections of the Strait of Georgia, from Victoria to Qualicum Bay and near Sechelt.


Terminal Operations remain closed at this time and will resume once it is safe to do so.

Customers should anticipate delays of 24-48 hours.



Extremely cold wind chill values of -40 and colder will continue through this week in Calgary and Edmonton. The coldest wind chill values will occur overnight and in the early morning hours. A warming trend is expected by the weekend.



Saskatoon & Regina are experiencing extremely cold wind chills of -40 to -50. This period of extreme cold values is expected to continue through the week, and to moderate by the weekend.



Precipitation in Toronto may begin as rain or snow late Thursday before possibly transitioning to rain in many areas early Friday. Temperatures are expected to plummet on Friday leading to a potential flash freeze for locations that receive rainfall. Rapidly falling temperatures will be accompanied by strong to potentially damaging winds along with snow that may be heavy at times. Blizzard conditions are possible late Friday into the weekend for areas downwind of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay.

A multi-day lake effect snow event is expected into the weekend in the wake of the system for locations east of the Great Lakes. While there is high confidence in a high-impact winter storm, the details regarding wind speeds, precipitation types and amounts remain highly uncertain at this time. Please monitor your local forecast and the latest alerts for your area.



An intense low-pressure system will move into the province of Quebec on Thursday evening and affect the province until Saturday. Significant snowfall amounts, strong winds and blowing snow are expected over areas north of the St Lawrence River, while over the areas to the south, some of the precipitation will fall as rain. Freezing rain is likely in the snow-to-rain transition area. As there is some uncertainty as to the system’s track, it is still too early to provide details regarding expected precipitation amounts. Please monitor your local forecast and the latest alerts for your area.


Moreover, beginning on Friday, there will be a run of large tidal amplitudes. The possibility of a storm surge will have to be monitored from Quebec City to the east.


On Saturday afternoon, in the wake of the system, snow squalls will also be possible over southern parts of the province with the passage of cold air over the Great Lakes. The arrival of this cold air will see temperatures drop below seasonal values on Sunday and early next week.