Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Weather Warnings to the West, East and North of Prince Rupert today

Summer has turned to fall today as a vigorous weather system arrives on the North Coast, bringing weather warnings to Haida Gwaii, the North Coast Inland areas and Southeast Alaska, as the first day of some wet and windy weather takes hold for much of the week.

The first of the weather alerts was issued yesterday for Haida Gwaii, with environment Canada issuing a Rainfall Alert for the islands in the late afternoon, with up to 60mm of Rain and winds of up to 80 km/h to transit the area today.

Southeast Alaska also received a heads up on Monday evening, with the National Weather Service providing the details of the approaching weather for the Ketchikan area.

This morning the inland areas of the North Coast were added to the list of weather warnings,  with the Stewart region expected to receive the bulk of the hit of the weather system with strong winds and rainfall of up to 60mm.

So far the Prince Rupert area has not been put in the Weather Alert category, with today's forecast calling for rain and winds of up to 70 km/h by the noon hour.

Rainfall for the coastal area of the North Coast is expected to bring up to 45mm by tomorrow.

After a brie lull for part of Wednesday, the rain will continue for much of the week ahead.

The weather system has provided for a Storm Warning for Marine environments, with winds from the Southeast at 40 to 50 knots by late this morning, seas will build to seven metres through the day for Hecate Strait Northern reaches, with seas of up to six metres for the southern portion of the Strait.

You can find the latest observations from Environment Canada, as well as the forecasts for the days ahead here.

For more items of note related to past weather events see our archive page here.

To view the most recent blog posting of the day, click here.

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