Saturday, September 21, 2013

More wind warnings, rain and Ferry disruptions for North Coast

The official start of fall may not arrive until tomorrow, but Mother Nature has been providing the fall preview for the last few days, with round two set to arrive on the North Coast on Saturday afternoon.

Environment Canada issued the second wind warning of the last 48 hours on Saturday morning, advising that winds from the Southeast from 70 to 100 km/h will develop later this afternoon. The weather event will be more wind than rain related, as rainfall totals are not expected to move much beyond 40 mm before the system moves on.

The weather system which will affect Haida Gwaii and the North Coast will then shift southward towards the South Coast on Sunday and with that comes a service notice from BC Ferries that the route between Prince Rupert and Port Hardy will be impacted by the ongoing weather situation.

You can keep up to speed on the weather developments from the Environment Canada website and any  further advisories on marine transportation in the region can be found from the BC Ferries website and BC Ferries twitter feed.

And while we have your eyeballs in place for the moment, we introduce a new feature for our blog just in time for the Fall season.

On our upper right hand corner you will find the newly created section called North Coast Alerts, where you will find any advisories from Environment Canada, BC Ferries, Drive BC and from EmergencyInfo BC, on the odd occasion that we have an earthquake or tsunami situation.

As you scan over some of our other features and the latest of North Coast updates, keep an eye on the upper right corner, just to see if there's anything coming our way.

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