Monday, December 31, 2018

Winter Storm Warning in effect for North Coast Inland areas

The first of a number of Pacific frontal systems has arrived on the North Coast and while the coastal region is dealing with wind and rain, for points inland on the North Coast the weather system is set to deliver 30 cm of snow tonight and tomorrow.

Environment Canada has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the inland areas for today and tomorrow, with Stewart to receive higher accumulations that some of the other communities of the region.

To this point, Highway 16 east of Prince Rupert has snow covered roads near Kasiks, though closer to Terrace the conditions have not brought much in the way of accumulations.

Road conditions at Kasiks at 3 PM today

For Prince Rupert, New Years Eve and Day will be a wet affair, with 45 mm of rain expected today with another 20 mm anticipated for New Years Day.

For more updates on the frontal system crossing the region see the Environment Canada website here, for the most recent road conditions follow Drive BC through their website or twitter feed.

Some past notes on previous weather events can be reviewed here.

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