Saturday, November 30, 2013

Environment Canada issues Special Weather Statement for North Coast/Haida Gwaii

There's a significant change in the weather for British Columbia arriving this weekend, with Sunday the day where it all begins to shift.

With the change will come colder temperatures and possibly snow for a number of locations up and down the coast and into the Interior regions.

As the current front of the Pacific begins to prepare give way to one from the Arctic, Environment Canada issued a Special Weather Statement on Saturday afternoon.

Addressing it to a wide swath of British Columbia, including Haida Gwaii, as well as for both inland and coastal sections of the North Coast.

A major change in the weather pattern is expected to begin on Sunday. A Pacific front producing rainy and mild conditions to the British Columbia coast will give way to an Arctic front resulting in significant cooling. 

The Pacific front will move across the North Coast tonight and continue to spread steady rain over the South Coast through Sunday. The snow levels will drop over the North Coast overnight and gradually decrease over the South Coast on Monday as the Arctic air approaches. 

Flurries and gusty winds will develop as the Arctic front passes the North Coast Sunday night and reaches the South Coast late Monday. By Tuesday the Arctic air will settle across the region and remain through the end of the week. 

Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at The public is advised to monitor future forecasts and warnings as warnings may be required or extended.

You can follow the progress of the arriving Arctic front and review the forecasts ahead associated from it, through the forecast pages of the Environment Canada website

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