Sunday, December 25, 2016

Snowfall Warning for North Coast Inland areas; Rain on the way for the Coast

A Boxing Day Pacific Front is set to make landfall on the North Coast and for those with plans to travel eastbound over the next 24 to 48 hours some significant snow totals will be found once  you get over Rainbow Summit.

On Christmas Day morning Environment Canada issued a Snowfall Warning for inland areas of the North Coast with snow expected to start this evening and with accumulations of up to 30 cm expected by Monday night.

For Prince Rupert and other coastal areas, the forecast is anticipating more of a rain event, with the chance of a few flurries and periods of freezing rain expected this afternoon and early evening before things warm up and the rain arrives, with up to 40 mm to fall before the system has worked its way further inland.

Winds will pick up through evening as well ranging from 40 to 80 km/h from the Southeast.

You can review the full forecast for the North Coast below:

Haida Gwaii will receive rain and wind through their Christmas Day evening and Boxing Day.

Any changes to the forecast can be accessed through the Environment Canada website

Updates on Road Conditions through the area can be found from the Drive BC website or twitter feed.

You can access up to the minute feeds of the Traffic Cameras around the Northwest from our listings here, offering up the latest snapshot of conditions before you take to the roads.

A look at past weather events on the North Coast can be found from our archive page.

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