Saturday, January 11, 2020

Here Comes the Cold! Environment Canada issues Arctic Outflow Warning for North Coast

Dig out the toques, insulated boots, warm coats and your best gloves, a cold wind is going to blow for at at least a week and with it will come a precipitous drop in the temperature.

Environment Canada made the Arctic Outflow Warning official at 4:43 this morning, with the weather advisory making note of a ridge of high pressure that is building over the Interior and pushing the Cold blast of winter to the coast.

From that Strong outflow winds will develop overnight driving that arctic air across the Northwest.

For much of the week ahead the Daytime Highs will not rise above -6 and the nighttime lows for Prince Rupert could drop down to -16.

Conditions in the Skeena, Bulkley and Nechako Valleys will be much the same, but with much colder temperatures to be found the further east you travel.

Terrace/Terrace (Arctic Outflow Warning)
Daytime Highs of -12 to -16, Overnight Lows of -14 to -20

Smithers/Burns Lake  (Special Weather Statement)
Daytime Highs of -19 to -22, Overnight Lows of -22 to -30

Even Haida Gwaii will see cold temperatures though now quite as severe as those on the mainland,

Haida Gwaii
Daytime Highs of -2 to -5, Overnight Lows of  -4 to -6

You can access updated weather notes from Environment Canada here.

For more items of note on past weather events see our archive page.

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