Saturday, August 27, 2022

Potential for Record Breaking rainfall theme for Special Weather Statement issued for Prince Rupert, North Coast, Terrace and Kitimat

The latest satellite imagery from Environment Canada
tracks a major weather maker on it way 
to the North Coast

See Update at bottom of page, for revised amount of precipitation anticipated from original forecast of Saturday 


Yes, you're right, it looks like Summer is over in Prince Rupert.

After a few weeks of spectacular summer heat and sun, Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement to advise that a change is coming and coming fast.

The advisory notes of an extended period of heavy rainfall with up to 200mm of rain to come as part of an Atmospheric River expected to last through to Tuesday.

The anticipated rainfall is expected to bring potential record breaking amounts of rainfall.


Update: Environment Canada has revised the forecasted amount of precipitation from their Notice of Saturday, reducing the volume of rain anticipated for the areas of note:

You can access updates as the Weather maker makes its arrival through the Environment Canada website.

Any impact on road conditions for travel inland can be accessed through the Drive BC website and twitter feed.

More notes on weather themes can be explored through our archive page.

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