Saturday, October 31, 2020

WIND WARNING issued for North Coast - Coastal Sections

Satellite imagery from Environment Canada shows
the path of a pair of weather systems
arriving for forming up off the North Coast

 Halloween evening will be a wet affair for Trick or Treaters or anyone else venturing outside, as the first of a number of Pacific Fronts crosses over the North Coast and Haida Gwaii.

But, wet and breezy as Saturday night may be, Sunday will be down right Nasty with Environment Canada issuing a WIND WARNING for both the North Coast and Haida Gwaii just before 4PM today.

The Notice notes that a vigorous frontal system will move onto the north coast Sunday afternoon. Winds over Haida Gwaii and the exposed area of north coast - coastal sections will increase to southerly 90 km/h gusting to 110 Sunday afternoon and persist through early Monday morning. 

The front will move onto the central coast on Monday. High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break. Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. 

While the North Coast and Haida Gwaii deal with the Wind Warning, a Rainfall Warning has been issued for North Coast inland areas, with rainfall totals potentially as high as 100 mm.

You can review the full forecast for the region here.

Prince Rupert and North Coast communities should see rainfall totals towards 60 mm or more from Saturday afternoon through Sunday and into Monday morning.

For those that may be travelling inland this evening or into tomorrow, the latest road conditions can be found from the Drive BC  website or through the Drive BC Northwest twitter feed.

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