Wednesday, December 23, 2020

WINTER STORM WARNING in place for North Coast Inland areas

Some nasty winter weather is on the way
for all of Northwest BC from Haida Gwaii through
to the Nechako Valley

As Prince Rupert prepares for increasing winds and heavy rain through the day and into tomorrow, further inland all that precipitation will turn to Snow, with Environment Canada issuing a WINTER STORM WARNING this morning.

The Northwest Warning includes all areas from Stewart to the North, Kitimat to the South and the Terrace area with up t0 60 cm of Snow to fall  today and tomorrow.

In their advisory, Environment Canada notes that the:  approaching frontal system will move onto the North Coast - Inland sections today. Snow at times heavy will begin early this morning, and will continue tonight and Thursday. Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

That forecast holds true for much of the Northwest through the Nehcako Valley and Burns Lake area.

Yesterday we made not of the level of precipitation destined for Prince Rupert with up to 80 plus mm anticipated over the next 24-48 hours.

You can find updates on the weather from the Environment Canada website.

Those who must travel through the holiday period can find the updated road conditions from the Drive BC website and twitter feed.

Conditions a just before 9AM  on Highway 16 near Kwinitsa

You can also track the highway conditions through Ministry of Highway's cameras located across the Northwest, start your search from our archive of the Northwest here.

A look at past weather events can be explored through our archive page.

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