Winter Storm Warning For North Coast - Inland

John Crawford
01/10/2019

Motorists are being warned to prepare for a Winter Storm that will sweep through the region over the next 24 hours.

Environment Canada has issued a Winter Storm warning for the North Coast Inland region, predicting snow at times heavy will develop this afternoon ahead of the frontal system.

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We're told to expect up to 15 centimetres from Kitimat to Terrace through tonight -- and up to 20 cm of snow in Stewart tonight --- with another 10 cm possible on Friday.

Snow is expected to change to freezing rain tonight or early tomorrow from Kitimat to Terrace as warm air moves in aloft and surface temperatures remain below zero.

The potential for freezing rain will remain Friday morning before it changes to rain during the day Friday.

Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions.


=== ENVIRONMENT CANADA WARNING ===
 

Alerts for: North Coast - inland sections

Warnings

4:47 AM PST Thursday 10 January 2019
Winter storm warning in effect for:

  • North Coast - inland including Kitimat
  • North Coast - inland including Stewart
  • North Coast - inland including Terrace

Hazardous winter conditions are expected.

A strong Pacific frontal system will approach the inland sections of the North Coast this afternoon. Snow at times heavy will develop this afternoon ahead of the frontal system. 10 to 15 cm of snow can be expected from Kitimat to Terrace through tonight. 20 cm of snow can be expected in Stewart tonight with another 10 cm possible on Friday.

Snow is expected to change to freezing rain tonight or early Friday from Kitimat to Terrace as warm air moves in aloft and surface temperatures remain below zero. The potential for freezing rain will remain Friday morning before it changes to rain during the day Friday.

Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery.

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

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