Friday, December 27, 2019

Wind and Rain on the way for Haida Gwaii, North Coast coastline: Special Weather Statement in place for inland areas

The winds could soon be picking up in the Prince Rupert area, that as a sharp trough of a Pacific frontal system makes its landfall somewhere on the North Coast, with Haida Gwaii set to feel the effects first as the storm arrives through this evening as well.

The original Special Weather Statement of Boxing Day has been cancelled for the North Coast coastal regions, however a Wind Warning for tonight and tomorrow is now in effect as the storm tracks through the area.

Winds of up to 90 km/h are expected and with it periods of rain on the coast, changing to snow for inland areas near Terrace and Stewart.

The Special Weather Statement remains in place for the North Coast Inland areas, with attention of note for Terrace, Kitimat and Stewart.

You can access updates on the approaching weather from the Environment Canada website.

As the Pacific front arrives, road conditions can change quickly, you can access the latest road updates across the Northwest from the Drive BC website and twitter feed.

As well as from the list of Video cameras along the routes, though at the moment, the Terrace area cameras are all out of order.

For the Marine areas surrounding Haida Gwaii and the North Coast a Storm Warning remains in effect for tonight and tomorrow.

Winds of up to 55 knots are expected this evening diminishing to 35 knots by Saturday. Seas will build to near 6 metres overnight before diminishing to 4 metres by Saturday afternoon.

The latest notes on the marine weather can be explored here.

For past notes on the Weather on the North Coast see our archive page here.

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