Wind warnings issued for North and South Peace, Fort Nelson

B.C. North & South Peace River
3:54 AM PST Tuesday 14 January 2014
Wind warning for 
B.C. North & South Peace River issued

Southwest wind gusts to 90 km/h beginning late this afternoon.

This is a warning that potentially damaging winds are expected or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements.

An intense Pacific front will move rapidly eastward across central and Northern BC late today. Southwesterly winds will strengthen late this afternoon or early evening following the frontal passage with gusts to 90 km/h expected. In the Bulkley Valley and The Lakes region the strongest winds will occur near the coast mountains. The winds will begin to ease overnight in the Bulkley Valley and The Lakes region and Wednesday morning in the BC Peace River region. 

Fort Nelson
4:43 AM PST Tuesday 14 January 2014
Wind warning for 
Fort Nelson issued

Westerly winds gusting to 90 km/h tonight.

This is a warning that potentially damaging winds are expected or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements.

A moist Pacific frontal system will give continued snow to the Haines Road, South Klondike Highway, Cassiar Mountains and Watson Lake today. The snow will be heaviest along the Haines Road and South Klondike Highway where up to 25 centimetres more snow are expected while Cassiar Mountains and Watson Lake will see further amounts of 5 to 10 cm along with the risk of freezing rain. The snow will end by early this evening as the front moves rapidly to the east.

In the wake of the front, westerly wind gusts to 90 km/h are expected to develop this evening for Muncho Lake Park – Stone Mountain Park and Fort Nelson. The wind gusts will diminish to 70 km/h by Wednesday morning. 

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