Tuesday, February 6, 2018

SNOWFALL WARNING in effect for North Coast Inland areas through to Prince George

Another storm system is coming ashore and Weather Warnings are out
across the majority of the Highway 16 corridor

Another Pacific front is mixing with Arctic air and the combination is going to make for another day of travel headaches and sore backs for those from Terrace to Prince George.

Environment Canada issued a SNOWFALL WARNING that covers much of the Highway 16 corridor and points north and south.

With the Weather Service calling for a forecast of near 30 centimetres of Snow to fall in the Terrace/Kitimat/Nass region as well as for similar amounts or possibly more, for points east to Smithers, the Bulkley Valley and Lakes District.

The next in what has been a series of storms, makes for what has been a week of heavy snow and challenging conditions for many of the communities east of Rainbow Summit.

Weather Warnings for Terrace and all points East, South and North
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For the Prince Rupert area, the forecast is for rain for the remainder of the day, which will wash away the early morning snowfall which was measured at around 2 centimetres or so.

The Rain continues through to Thursday, making for a total of 50 mm before the system has passed through the region, Sunny skies and overnight lows to minus five are expected by the weekend.

After an early morning dusting of snow, the forecast for
Prince Rupert  will see  up to 50mm of rain by Thursday

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You can keep up to date on any changes to the forecast from the Environment Canada website.

As the snow arrives inland, road conditions could change across the Highway 16 corridor and its feeder routes, Road Conditions around the Northwest can be accessed from the Drive BC website and Twitter Feed

You can also review the latest highway camera updates from across the region through  our Northwest camera link here.

A quick glimpse at the noon hour view from Kasiks and Terrace shows that the snow has already started to fall in those regions.

 A look at road conditions near  Kasiks over the lunch hour

Snow also is on the way for the Terrace/Kitimat/Nass regions

For more items related to past weather incidents on the North Coast see our archive page

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