Wednesday , January 27 2021

Extreme winds and winter storms break into parts of the western part of BK.



The Environmental Statement, published by Environmental Canada, says strong winds are beginning to move in many areas of western British Columbia.

Environment Canada issues warnings when there is a significant risk of wind causing damage.

In Haida Gwai, the strong south-east winds are expected to increase to over 80 km / h on Saturday afternoon but will calm down on Sunday morning as the Pacific frontal system causes extreme indoor climate changes.

Environment Canada has issued a map of areas affected by extreme weather conditions in red. (Canada Environment)

Meanwhile, as the system moves to the southeast, the winds move up to 100 kilometers an hour to develop over the central coastal area of ​​British Columbia, an area that extends from Bella Bella to the north to Alert Bay to the south. These winds are also expected to make it easier Sunday morning.

Western and northern Vancouver Island can expect strong winds at night on Saturday, with winds reaching speeds of 70 to 90 kilometers per hour. Winds should begin to decrease until noon on Sunday as the weather system moves east.

Also, winter storms

People who live in the northwest border of BK with Yukon, can expect dangerous winter conditions on Saturday night. It is expected that between 15 and 25 centimeters of snow will blow out during a strong wind – which significantly reduces visibility on the roads in the region.

Environment Canada urges people in South Klondike and Haines Road to delay non-essential travels until conditions improve.

The winter storms in Southern Klondike and Hines Road are expected to ease slightly on Sunday, but not before they fall another five to 10 centimeters from the snow.

Environment Canada also warns that visibility can suddenly be reduced to almost zero during heavy snow and blowing snow.


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