A blizzard warning is in effect for Terrace and Kitimat as winds are expected to reach 80km/hr. (Natalia Balcerzak/Terrace Standard)

Another snowstorm expected for Terrace and Kitimat area

Wind is expected up to 80 km per hour

A blizzard warning is in effect for the North Coast and inland sections, including Terrace and Kitimat.

According to Environment Canada, blizzard conditions are expected to begin at around midnight tonight as strong winds pick up from an approaching Pacific storm.

The storm will also increase the draw of cold air out from the interior, which will result in very strong outflow winds through valleys and inlets.

Wind from the northeast is expected to gust upwards to 80 km/hr this evening, with the wind chill expected to reach up to minus 30 tonight. Risk of frostbite is possible.

This week’s arctic outflow warning continues to still be in effect.

READ MORE: Terrace and Kitimat resurface from snowstorm weekend

The Weather Network predicts 21.9 cm of snow for Saturday in Terrace and 44.3 cm in Kitimat. Blizzard conditions will continue until late Saturday.

Into Sunday, short periods of heavy snow to fall are still expected to fall with another 23.6 cm for Terrace and 54.7 cm for Kitimat.

READ MORE: 10 B.C. cities break temperature records in winter storm

Environment Canada advises the public to postpone non-essential travel until conditions improve as travel is expected to be extremely hazardous due to reduced visibility.

Due to extreme weather conditions, Shames Mountain was closed today. Ski hill enthusiasts can monitor My Mountain Co-op’s Facebook page and on their site to check if the closure will continue over the weekend.


 


natalia@terracestandard.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Gitxsan man resigns from military after RCMP enforces pipeline order

Daryn Forsyth says he could no longer serve a Crown whose actions he disagrees with

Coastal GasLink pipeline investor committed to closing deal despite protests

Developer TC Energy Corp. — formerly TransCanada Corp. — is to remain the operator of the $6.6-billion pipeline

College finds a new president

Promotion comes from within

New Aiyansh stun Hydaburg to claim first ever All Native Masters Division title

Buzzer beating three pointer by Rich Wolff caps wild comeback; Justin Adams chosen as MVP

VIDEO: 7 things you need to know about the 2020 B.C. budget

Surplus of $227 million with big spending on infrastructure and capital projects

Via Rail lays off 1,000 employees temporarily as anti-pipeline blockades drag on

The Crown corporation has suspended passenger trains on its Montreal-Toronto and Ottawa-Toronto

VIDEO: Knife-wielding man arrested after barricading himself in Lower Mainland Walmart

A man had barricaded himself in the freezer section of the fish area at a Walmart in Richmond

Budget 2020: Weaver ‘delighted,’ minority B.C. NDP stable

Project spending soars along with B.C.’s capital debt

B.C. widow ‘crushed’ over stolen T-shirts meant for memorial blanket

Lori Roberts lost her fiancé one month ago Tuesday now she’s lost almost all she had left of him

Higher costs should kill Trans Mountain pipeline, federal opposition says

Most recent total was $12.6 billion, much higher than a previous $7.4-billion estimate

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs say they’ll meet with ministers if RCMP get out

Federal minister in charge of Indigenous relations has proposed a meeting to diffuse blockades

Trees Cannabis director fined $1.5M for selling marijuana

Fine follows provincial crackdown on popular dispensary

World Cup skier from Okanagan dies suddenly at 19

Kuroda, who made his World Cup debut earlier this year, passed away suddenly Monday night.

Most Read