Friday, January 31, 2020

Keep your snow shovel close by, you may need it this weekend in Prince Rupert

A strong flow of precipitation is making its way to the North Coast
and as it does it may mix with colder temperatures and deliver some
snow the North Coast inland and coastal regions

There has been a noticeable shift in the weather pattern today as the warm but moist air of Pacific fronts of the last week, seem to be about to be pushed aside by some colder air from the northern inland reaches.

Such is the nature of the change ahead for the weekend that the North Coast already finding the temperature starting to edge lower, with Prince Rupert set to flirt with a low of 1 or 0 overnight.

With those temperatures and a strong flow of oncoming precipitation on the way comes the possibility of snow, with Environment Canada calling for accumulations of up to 15cm for Saturday.

The cooler temperatures and chance for snow carries through until Monday, when the more familiar rain and warmer temperatures return.

And while Prince Rupert does not have a Snowfall Warning in place at the moment, that is not the case for points inland, with both Terrace and Kitimat put under a Snowfall Warning this morning, with accumulations of up to 20 cm anticipated.

You can access updates on the forecast from the Environment Canada website.

With the potential for snow could come some sloppy driving conditions across the Northwest.

You can access the latest highway conditions from the Drive BC website or twitter feed.

A list of Highway cameras across the Northwest is available here.

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

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