Alerts for: North Coast - inland sections
10:41 AM PST Friday 09 December 2016
Arctic outflow warning in effect for:
- North Coast - inland sections
Strong outflow winds and cold wind chill values are expected or occurring.
An arctic ridge continues to lie over the BC interior but temperatures near the coast are moderating and although wind gusts up to 90 km/h are likely the outflow warning has been ended. Outflow conditions will continue over the inland areas through at least Saturday morning giving wind chill values of minus 20 to minus 25.
The Arctic outflow conditions are expected to redevelop later in the weekend over all regions as colder air pushes southward once again.
Limit outdoor activities. If outside, dress warmly in layers and stay dry. Cover as much exposed skin as possible to avoid frostbite. Be prepared for unusually cold temperatures and strong winds.
Arctic outflow warnings are issued when bitterly cold air flows from the interior to coastal communities and the outflow winds create wind chill values of -20 or less for 6 hours or more.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to email@example.com or tweet reports to #BCStorm.
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