Friday, January 26, 2024

Wet Weekend ahead for North Coast and Northwest; but nothing like what's coming for Vancouver Island and Lower Mainland area

Satellite imagery from Environment Canada shows that
Prince Rupert and the Northwest will just miss the full
impact of an Atmospheric River to arrive Saturday

Prince Rupert and the Northwest are facing a weekend of rain and some snow further inland, but our weather weekend will be gentle compared to the full on hit that is set to reach the southwest parts of the province.

For us, it's rain and wind through the weekend and much of next week, with weekend rainfall totals to come in around 120 mm by Monday.

To the south an Atmospheric River is set to bring up to 300mm of rainfall staring tomorrow, with the province altering residents of Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland of the potential for flooding in some areas.

The Provincial advisory notes of the lengthy duration for the weather event which will continue to impact the region until Wednesday. 

The River Forecast Centre Map notes of Flood Watches for those areas and a High Steam Advisory for much of the Central Coast to just south of Prince Rupert.

Flood concerns have been relayed for Vancouver Island and the Greater 
Vancouver area this weekend

For the latest Forecast for the Prince Rupert  and communities around the Northwest, follow the Environment Canada website here

For updated Road Conditions follow the Drive BC website or their twitter stream.

More notes on past weather themes can be reviewed from our archive page.

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