Thursday, October 25, 2018

Special Weather Statement issued for North Coast - Coastal and Inland areas

The latest satellite imagery from Environment Canada shows the
path of the next marine system to come ashore on the North Coast

Update: The Special Weather statement was ended at 10:46 AM Friday

The wind is going to blow hard by Friday morning, that the prognostication from Environment Canada, which issued a Special Weather Statement on Thursday afternoon for Prince Rupert, Terrace and Kitimat.

The Weather advisory actually stretches as far as the Alberta border, with wind advisories issued from Terrace/Kitimat through to the Peace Country for Friday.

For Prince Rupert, the wind starts to pick up this evening with SE winds of up to 50 kilometres, rain begins overnight, with the southeast winds accelerating in the morning from 50 to 80 km/h with gusts to 100 km/h.

The winds should begin to ease off to 30 to 60 km/h by the afternoon.

Environment Canada advises residents to monitor the weather service website for updates on alerts and forecasts as the system comes ashore.

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

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