Thursday, December 23, 2021

And now comes the Cold as Environment Canada notes of an Arctic Outflow Warning for North Coast, coastal sections

Just in time for Christas Eve and Day the Northwest gets 
a taste of the Deep Freeze

Now that we've settled into a shovelling groove, a new curve comes our way with Environment Canada issuing an Arctic Outflow Warning at 3:49 PM Thursday for the North Coastal Sections and points inland.

Wind Chills bring the temperature towards Minus 20 as the Arctic air strengthens Friday, resulting in temperatures falling further and northeast outflow winds increasing to 80 km/h gusting to 100 especially through mainland inlets and valleys along the coast. 

Wind chill values below minus 20 will expand to the north and central coasts Friday night. 

However, for north coast inland regions, wind chill values will dip as low as minus 30.  

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As we head towards Christmas Day the High will be Minus 10, with Lows down to Minus 15, the temperatures for the Prince Rupert area moderate a bit by Monday the 27th to Minus 5

The Prince Rupert area Forecast for the week ahead
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Terrace, Kitimat the Nass and elsewhere will see a Daytime Highs of -14 to 18 Christmas Day and Boxin Day, Overnight lows down to -20

The Terrace/Kiimat/Nass area Forecast for the week aheads

You can access updates on the approaching  Arctic air from the Environment Canada website.

Items of note on past Weather events can be reviewed here.

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