Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Snowfall warning in effect for North Coast inland and points east

Just as we prepare to head into the weekend, another travel alert has been issued by Environment Canada, with the Weather Service issuing a Snowfall warning for the North Coast Inland area and all regions to the east, as far as the Alberta border.

The warning which was released just before 11AM today calls for up to 25 centimetres of snow to fall, mainly in the Smithers area over the course of the next 24 hours,.

The situation is the result of a clash of weather systems features moist Pacific air and cold air from the North, making for the extended period of snowfall starting this evening.

More snow is on the way for points east of Terrace tonight and tomorrow
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Motorists with plans to travel across Northwestern BC overnight or on Thursday will want to be watchful of the conditions, with an Alert for motorists already issued in anticipation of the weather system's arrival, you can keep track of the evolving situation through the Drive BC website and twitter feed.

As we head into the evening and much of Thursday, you can check out the latest road conditions along the Highway 16 corridor from our link to the Highway cameras across Northwestern BC.

For the coastal regions of the North Coast including Prince Rupert, the forecast for the next few days makes for mainly sunny skies and relatively warm temperatures, with little in the way of precipitation expected until Sunday for the most part.

More items related to past weather events on the North Coast can be found on our archive page.

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