Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Wind Warning Issued for Haida Gwaii; BC Ferries adjusts sailing schedule

The overnight hours are shaping up to be a rather windy affair with an alert issued by Environment Canada advising that a Wind Warning is now in effect for Haida Gwaii.

The first of the weather alerts were issued late Wednesday morning, with an update provided at 4PM that advises that winds of  up to 90 km/h will develop over the evening. Reminding residents to secure loose objects that may be blown about as the system arrives.

And while a Wind Warning for the North Coast has not been issued as of yet, the forecast for the evening is calling for increasing winds to 60/km  through the overnight period, with exposed coastal areas to see winds of up to 90 km/h. Rain levels that are accompanying the weather system will deliver up to 30 mm over the next twelve to fifteen hours.

The strong winds will also have an impact on the BC Ferry schedule, with the Skidegate/Prince Rupert Run now in a revised schedule model.

With the Thursday sailing cancelled, the next scheduled departure is on Sunday at 10 PM out of Prince Rupert. An additional sailing has been added for Monday to help address the missed sailing.

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You can access updates from BC Ferries from the Service notes section of their website, as well as from their twitter feed

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