Thursday, January 5, 2017

Snowfall Warning issued for Prince Rupert region

Update: WIND WARNING in effect, Environment Canada added a Wind Warning to the mix for Friday morning, with an advisory that strong winds will accompany the weather system on the North Coast bringing winds of up to 90km/h through the night and overninght.

Our weather watching notes of this morning of the prospect of rain or snow for the next forty eight hours apparently will shift to more of a snow watch now, with Environment Canada issuing a SNOWFALL WARNING for Coastal areas of the North Coast.

Environment Canada points to a stationary low tracking from Ketchikan to Haida Gwaii as to what is responsible for what is to come. The national weather office issued the Warning at 3 PM today.

As we noted this morning, the potential amount of snow to fall could be from 10 to 20 centimetres over the next 24 hours with light snow continuing into Saturday, but accumulation expected to not be significant.

Environment Canada has issued a Snowfall Warning for the North Coast
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You can find updated notes on the approaching system from the Environment Canada website.

Road Conditions are available from the Drive BC website and twitter feed,  you can also find an archive of highway cameras around the Northwest available here.

Two snapshots from the afternoon show that the snow is starting to stick at the Port Edward turnoff as well as near Kasiks along Highway 16..

Port Edward turn off this afternoon

Kasiks along Highway 16 this afternoon

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