RAINFALL WARNING FOR KITIMAT AREA
50-80 mms expected by this afternoon
A rainfall warning is in effect for areas of the North Coast region -- specifically the Kitimat area. Environment Canada says Kitimat could be in for between 50 and 80 millimetres of rain by this afternoon, as an intense frontal system crosses the region.
The Central Coast could be even wetter -- with up to 110 millimetres of rain expected around Bella Coola.
The rain should end by late this afternoon as the front moves southwards.
Environment Canada's Official Weather Warnings
North Coast - inland sections
7:35 AM PDT Monday 01 October 2012
Rainfall warning for
North Coast - inland sections continued
Rainfall totals of 110 mm over central coast coastal sections.
Rainfall totals of 50 to 80 mm for inland central coast and inland north coast mainly over southern sections near Kitimat.
This is a warning that significant rainfall is expected or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..Listen for updated statements.
An intense frontal system moving through the central coast of British Columbia is bringing heavy rain. Rainfall totals are expected to reach 110 mm over central coast coastal sections through this morning. Totals over inland sections of the central coast and north coast mainly over southern sections near Kitimat will reach 50 to 80 mm by this afternoon. The rain will end by late this afternoon as the front moves southwards.
This system is also bringing strong winds over the central coast. Winds southwest 70 gusting to 90 km/h are expected this morning.
Please refer to the latest public forecasts for further details.