Winter Storm Warning - Environment Canada

Winter Storm Warning

Issued at 9:30 AM PST Friday 16 December 2011


Heavy snowfall up to 20 cm and freezing rain expected in the Terrace to Kitimat area today. Additional snowfall amount up to 20 cm near Terrace tonight. Rainfall amount up to 75 mm near Kitimat tonight and Saturday. This is a warning that dangerous winter weather conditions are expected or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..Listen for updated statements.


A mild and wet Pacific frontal system will remain over the central coast until Saturday evening. As the mild Pacific air meets the cold airmass currently over inland sections, heavy snow is expected today. Heavy snow is expected to change to freezing rain later this morning in the Kitimat area and then to rain this afternoon. The freezing rain may move into the Terrace area this afternoon. Only snow is expected in the Stewart area with lesser amounts around 15 cm. Heavy rain is also forecast for Kitimat tonight and Saturday with up to 75 mm of rain expected. Heavy rainfall is forecast for both the coastal and inland sections of the central coast as the front remains stalled over the area, potentially right through Saturday evening. The storm totals are forecast to be 150 to 200 mm of rain for Central Coast - coastal sections and up to 75 mm of rain for Central Coast - inland sections.

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