Thursday, December 1, 2016

Wind Warning Issued for North Coast overnight

Another Pacific front is making its way towards the North Coast

Update: Wind Warning has ended

Another intense low pressure system is making its way to the North coast this evening and as it charts its course Environment Canada is issuing a Wind Warning for the North and Central Coasts.

Ahead of the arrival of the pacific system Strong Southeast Winds at 90 km and gusting to 110 will develop over Haida Gwaii, those winds will spread to the exposed areas of the north coast overnight, diminishing to 50km/h from the Southwest by Friday morning.

Rain and wind continues into Friday afternoon, with further precipitation and even the possibility of Snow anticipated for Saturday evening and Sunday.

The full forecast for the upcoming weekend can be reviewed from the Environment Canada website.

The weather system is also delivering a Storm Warning for the Hecate Strait with winds increasing to 60 knots overnight with sea levels building to 6 to 8 metres by midnight.

BC Ferries Schedule disruption

With the weather, BC Ferries has also had to adjust its schedule for Friday, with the Northern Expedition holding in port at Skidegate, which will effect the scheduled departure out of Prince Rupert.

You can get an update on the status of the Ferry service from the BC Ferries website

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