Saturday, January 18, 2020

Wind Warning swapped in, Arctic Outflow warning now out for Prince Rupert

The Arctic Outflow Warning that held its placement for close to a week in Prince Rupert is no more, but as we prepare to make a transition in our weather this weekend, Environment Canada has issued a WIND WARNING for the North Coast coastal areas.

An approaching Pacific Storm is about to bring intense Southeast winds of 60 to90 km/h  to the region with the potential for levels to reach 110 km/h in exposed coastal areas.

It's anticipated that the Winds should diminish around the Noon hour. There is also a chance that we will see some snow  this afternoon, with a potential 5 to 10 cm of accumulation in the forecast.

With the weather system from South gaining dominance, the region will see Rain with a risk of freezing rain as we move into the evening period, with the rain to continue into Sunday.

Conditions around Prince Rupert at 9 AM

The Full Forecast can be reviewed here.

Haida Gwaii is under two warnings this morning, with both a WIND WARNING and a SNOWFALL WARNING in place.  Winds will approach from the Southeast up to 90 km/h while snow amounts could reach 10 cm before the weather system changes to Rain.

Conditions at Masset Haida Gwaii as of 9AM

The Full forecast can be reviewed here.

To the east of Prince Rupert, A BLIZZARD WARNING Remains in place for both Terrace and Kitimat until this afternoon, then giving way to a period of snow through to Sunday with up to 45 cm in the forecast through to Monday.

Conditions in the Terrace area as of 9AM

The Full Forecast can be reviewed here.

If you have travels to the east, you can access the latest road conditions from the Drive BC Website and Twitter feed.

For a glimpse of the road ahead through the weekend see our archive of Highway cameras along the Highway 16 corridor here.

For more notes on past weather events on the North Coast see our archive page here.

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