Friday, November 15, 2019

Rainfall Warning issued for North Coast Inland areas

A satellite snapshot from Environment Canada shows the path of an
Atmospheric River making its way towards the Central Coast, which will also
have an impact on the weather of the North Coast

The start of the weekend is going to be a windy and quite wet affair for the North Coast, with an approaching pacific front set to deliver a nasty punch, with parts of the North Coast set to feel the edge of an atmospheric River coming aloft.

Environment Canada has issued a RAINFALL WARNING for the North Coast Inland areas of the region, as the southern portion of the North Coast including the Kitimat region feels some of the effects through until mid day Sunday.

Rainfall amounts of up to 70 mm have been called for in the Central Coast, reaching towards the Kitimat area.

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For the Prince Rupert area, the weather while wet and windy at times, won't deliver quite as much precipitation, though there is the prospect of up fo 55 mm of rain through the day Saturday and into Sunday. 

Winds for the coastal area of the North Coast will hit up to 80 km/h, diminishing to 50 km/h by the noon hour.

Marine areas around Haida Gwaii and off the North Coast are currently
under a Storm Warning as a weather system makes its way across the Pacific

The approaching weather has provided for a Marine Forecast that has been upgraded to a STORM WARNING for tonight and tomorrow, with Winds increasing to Southeast 55 knots overnight before diminishing by Saturday morning. 

Seas will increase to 5 metres over night, subsiding to 3 metres by Saturday afternoon.

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For those travelling on the roads on Saturday and Sunday, updated road conditions can be accessed from the Drive BC web site or twitter feed.

Notes on past weather events on the North Coast can be found from our archive page.

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