Freezing Rain Warnings for Kitimat-Terrace Area
Environment Canada is warning residents of the Terrace-Kitimat area to prepare for freezing rain.
The weather office says warm, moist Pacific air is moving over a shallow surface layer of Arctic air today, resulting in periods of freezing rain over the region.
It's expected that the freezing rain will change to rain this afternoon in the Kitimat area, but for Terrace, freezing rain may continue into tonight.
Motorists are warned to adjust their driving to the changing conditions -- and pedestrians are also advised to be careful on sidewalks and in parking lots.
You can monitor highway conditions by visiting Drive BC http://www.drivebc.ca/#mapView&ll=55.727475%2C-126.742628&z=6
Ice build-up may also cause tree branches to break.
=== ENVIRONMENT CANADA WARNING ===
Latest Freezing Rain Warning: Weather Alert
Issued on Thursday January 4, 2018 04:36 PST by Environment Canada.
Freezing rain warning continued for:
- North Coast - inland including Terrace, B.C. (089210)
- North Coast - inland including Kitimat, B.C. (089220)
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Freezing rain is expected or occurring.
Warm, moist air from an approaching Pacific frontal system is moving over a shallow surface layer of arctic air today. This has resulted in periods of freezing rain over the region. The freezing rain will change to rain this afternoon near Kitimat when the temperature rises above the freezing mark. A mixture of freezing rain and rain will continue near Terrace tonight.
Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Ice build-up may cause tree branches to break.
Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions.
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