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New Aiyansh 1, BC

Alerts in Effect

Winter Storm Warning

Issued at 16:26 Wednesday 19 January 2022

Hazardous winter conditions are expected.

Heavy snow and a risk of freezing rain tonight.

Locations:
Snow: Stewart, Laxgalts'ap, Gitwinksihlkw, New Aiyansh, Terrace, Kitimat
Freezing rain: Terrace and Kitimat

Hazards: 30 to 40 cm of snow for Stewart and 20 to 30 cm for the Nass Valley. Near 20 cm of snow for Terrace and Kitimat with a risk of freezing rain.

Timeframe: now through tonight.

Remarks: A frontal system is bringing heavy snow to parts of the inland sections of the north coast. A total of 30 to 40 cm of snow is forecast for Stewart by Thursday morning while 20 to 30 cm is forecast for the Nass Valley.

Kitimat and Terrace can expect around 20 cm of snow by tonight before the precipitation changes to rain, with freezing rain possible during the transition.

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Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations.

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



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