Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Out like a Lion, Winter makes an appearance for last day of February

It's a snowy day on the North Coast with up to 4 cm expected
before the snow changes to rain this afternoon.
Above the Port Edward turnoff just before 10:30 this morning

So far the promised rain of the Environment Canada weather forecast is but a rumour, as snow continues to fall over much of the North Coast, with Prince Rupert in line for up to 4 centimetres or more before we might get a break, leaving those that need to shovel driveways and sidewalks with a choice of shovel now, or shovel later, or wait for the rain  ...

The fluffy stuff began to accumulate in the hours prior to six AM, continuing through the drive to work or school period of the morning, with City of Prince Rupert and Highway crews taking to the streets to help keep the path clear.

There were few trouble areas noted during a morning tour around town, most hills had been sanded and for the most part, motorists were proceeding through the city at a sensible driving pace.

The snow is expected to change to rain by the afternoon as we head towards a high of 5 degrees, though by 10:30 AM the snow was still the feature attraction of the day.

A look at the forecast ahead can be found below

As the weather system moves across the North Coast, the track can be followed along the Highway 16 corridor, with the snapshots below showing how things look between Prince Rupert and Terrace.

Rainbow Summit this morning

Conditions at Kwinitsa this morning
Conditions along the way at Kasiks
The weather was starting to change in Terrace at 10:30 AM

You can access updated Road information from the Drive BC website or twitter feed.

For more notes on past weather events on the North Coast see our archive page.

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