Weather Warnings Continue for Much of Northwest BC

The northwest is in the grips of another cold snap -- and Environment Canada is warning you to be careful.

Wind Warnings have been posted for Coastal sections of the North Coast Zone, while Arctic Outflow Warnings are in place for Inland sections.

A strong Arctic ridge of high pressure over the BC interior is producing outflow winds of 80 to 100 kilometres an hour over coastal sections -- and they're expected to continue through today and tonight.

For inland areas, wind chill values of below minus 20 are being felt in Terrace and Kitimat. 

And in the Bulkley Valley and Lakes District, there is the risk of frostbite, due to wind chill values between -25 C and -30 C.  

 

== OFFICIAL ENVIRONMENT CANADA WARNINGS BELOW ==

Issued on Thursday January 11, 2018 05:49 PST by Environment Canada.

Arctic outflow warning continued for:

  • North Coast - inland including Terrace, B.C. (089210)
  • North Coast - inland including Kitimat, B.C. (089220)

Alert Details

Strong outflow winds combining with cold temperatures are resulting in wind chill values near minus 20 near Terrace and Kitimat this morning. The conditions are expected to continue today and tonight and then improve on Friday afternoon.

Limit outdoor activities. Be prepared for unusually cold temperatures and strong winds.

Arctic outflow warnings are issued when bitterly cold air flows from the interior to coastal communities and the outflow winds create wind chill values of -20 or less for 6 hours or more.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.tempetepacifique-pacificstorm.ec@canada.ca  or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

 

Latest information is always available here: https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html
Latest Alert Version: Weather Alert

 

 

4:13 AM PST Thursday 11 January 2018
Wind warning in effect for:

  • North Coast - coastal sections

Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring.

A strong Arctic ridge of high pressure over the BC interior is producing outflow winds of 80 to 100 km/h over the North Coast - Coastal sections this morning.

The strong winds will continue today and tonight and then abate Friday afternoon.

Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. Loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.tempetepacifique-pacificstorm.ec@canada.ca  or tweet reports using #BCStorm.