Thursday, February 18, 2021

Back to the Wind and Rain; Environment Canada issues WIND WARNING ahead of approaching Pacific front, snow for points east

Satellite imagery from Environment Canada show what's 
on the way for the North Coast and Haida Gwaii today

You can put away the snow shovels and lock up the driveway salt for a bit in Prince Rupert, as the North Coast moves back into a more familiar weather pattern today starting with the notice of a WIND WARNING from Environment Canada.

The warning for the North Coast and Haida Gwaii was Issued just before 4:30 AM today the advisory takes note of an approaching frontal system set to bring winds of up to 110 km/h as it passes through the North Coast.

Following the frontal systems landfall, Rain will be the dominant feature for the weather forecast for the next seven days along with warmer temperatures through the period.

Further inland, the Terrace/Kitimat area and surrounding region have seen a Snowfall warning issued calling for uptimes 20 cm of snow, with a chance of freezing rain during a transition period later this evening.

For travellers along the Highway 16 corridor and the feeder routes, that will make for some challenging driving conditions later on today and into the evening.

You can access the latest Road Conditions from the Drive BC website or twitter feed, as well as to take a look ahead at conditions through our link to the Highway cameras of the Northwest.

The latest forecast conditions can be found from the Environment Canada website.

The Marine forecast continues to make note of a Storm Warning for the waters of the North Coast and Haida Gwaii, with winds of 50 to 60 knots this morning and seas building to 5 to 8 metres through the morning, for Hecate Strait areas North and South.

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

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