Sunday, November 21, 2021

Wind Warning for North Coast and Haida Gwaii, Hurricane Force winds for Hecate Strait added to list of Weather advisories for Sunday


What an atmospheric river looks like from satellite imagery
(From Environment Canada website)

With an atmospheric river advisory in place but yet to arrive, Environment Canada has added to the notifications today, issuing a WIND WARNING earlier this morning calling for strong southerly winds of 90 to 110 kilometres for Haida Gwaii, North Coast and Central Coast.

It's anticipated the potentially damaging winds will take place from this evening through to Monday morning. 

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The Special Weather Statement related to the Atmospheric River arrival is still in place as well, slightly modified from yesterday, with rainfall totals now below 100 mm for the next 24 hours.

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In addition to the Environment Canada Warnings, the River Forecast Centre continues to post an alert for a Flood Watch to the North Coast/Haida Gwaii Regions

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On the Water, A Hurricane Force Wind Warning is in effect, with winds increasing to Southerly at 65 knots later this evening and through the overnight period. 

They will diminish to near 35 knots by Monday morning and further to 15 knots by Monday evening.

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Updates on the weather system can be followed through the Environment Canada website.

Road information can be reviewed through the Drive BC website, or Drive BCNW twitter feed.

You can also access the regional Highway Camera network through our feature here.

You can review some of the past weather events for the Northwest from our archive page here.

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