Monday, January 27, 2020

Environment Canada issues WIND WARNING for Prince Rupert/North Coast

Satellite images from Environment Canada show a low pressure system
building in the Gulf of Alaska which will impact the North Coast
and Haida Gwaii Tomorrow and Wednesday

Another strong Pacific front is charting its course towards the North Coast, giving Environment Canada cause to issue a WIND WARNING for the region just before 4 PM today.

A deep low pressure tracking across the Gulf of Alaska on Tuesday night, along with a trough to the south will cross past Haida Gwaii tomorrow, carrying on to the North Coast into the late night.

Winds of up to 120 km/h are expected to ease early into Wednesday morning.

The weather system will also have an impact on Central Coast communities.

The Wind alert comes as STORM WARNING continues for the marine areas of Hecate Strait.

As we outlined earlier today, that Warning has resulted in BC Ferries to move up its scheduled sailing for Tuesday from 10 AM to and 8 AM departure out of Skidegate in hopes of getting ahead of the rough weather that is on the way.

Updates on the BC Ferry service can be found from the Service Notices page of the BC Ferry website.

For the latest notes on the weather for the North Coast and Haida Gwaii see the Environment Canada website.

For a look back at past weather events see our archive page here.

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