Throughout most of the province, December and January were warmer than usual. December precipitation was below normal in most areas, including the Ottawa River Valley, which received 44 percent less snow than usual. Total precipitation was close to normal in January, and Montreal and north shore regions had 30 percent more rain than usual. Overall, snowpack is below normal throughout the province. At the Sorel Station, the St. Lawrence water level is approximately 20 cm higher than normal.
Habitat conditions remain good throughout the province. Cold temperatures and more snowfall will help maintain good conditions for the spring season.The winter has been particularly warm. There has been little precipitation, with more rain falling than snow.