Environment Canada issues winter storm watch for central coast – Coast Mountain News


More snow is expected to hit the area this week. The blanket of snow that was already falling in December set the perfect backdrop for the holidays. This image captured by Hagensborg resident Marisa Blewett of her family’s home appears to invite everyone to warm by the fireside with a cup of cocoa. (Photo by Marisa Blewett)

Environment Canada issues winter storm watch on central coast

Bella Coola could see up to 20-30cm of snow from December 17-18

A winter storm watch is in effect for the central coast of British Columbia.

Environment Canada issued the alert on December 16 just before 5 a.m. and warns of the risk of a wind chill close to -20 C for the interior coast and a possible snowfall of 20 to 30 cm.

“A strong Pacific frontal system combined with the cold air mass over northern and central British Columbia will produce heavy snow starting late Friday. The sometimes heavy snow will persist Friday evening and diminish throughout the day on Saturday, ”Environment Canada said in the alert.

A storm warning may be issued as the weather system approaches.

Environment Canada says travel conditions can be dangerous and asks anyone traveling to bring an emergency kit and let people know your schedule.

Check forecasts and alerts on Environment Canada’s website or mobile app and report severe weather events to [email protected] or tweet using #BCStorm.

This will add to the already snow-covered landscape of the Bella Coola Valley.

Storm Watch is in effect for Terrace, Kitimat, Bella Coola, Bulkley Valley, Lakes District, Highway 16 east of Prince Rupert to Burns Lake.

A special weather report was also issued for the North Cariboo (including Quesnel) and South Cariboo (including Williams Lake) regions by Environment Canada on the morning of Thursday, December 16.

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