27 December, 2013 10:05

Problematic forecasts for NCst Inland last night as frontal band stalled thru there and winds shifted to outflow while precip rate picked up. Precip changed over from rain to snow much earlier from Kitimat all the way to Smithers. So ended the rainfall warning and added snow amounts 10cm to NCst inland and it seemed to work okay so far (unless calls/obs from Kitimat/Stewart came in with more snow this morning). Front is on track to move thru in the next few hours so steady precip should end.

In the Yukon more snow was also observed in Whitehorse with 8cm overnight due to a band of moisture from low in GlfAlsk. Kept Cassiar Mtn warning with some more snow expected this AM but not much so far.

YZY and McGregor can see close to warning amt of snow from the system and Arctic front but since duration will be relatively short esply for YZY, not confident to issue warnings yet.

We issued a snowfall warning for the BC Peace after looking at the 00Z QPF. The special weather statement for Pine Pass is still in effect.

An AFL over the southern and central interior will bring a risk of FZRA today. The risk is also mentioned in the travellers bulletin. 5 to 10 cm expected for the southern mountain passes.

Marine:

We’ll have to watch for a potential wave or low centre along the front as it moves through the South Coast later today. REG has been hinting at a low center for the last few runs, even showing near storm force nwlies off vrisl at one point. However the other models were always weaker, and now the feature is looking weaker on the REG with each successive run. For now, we have carried the straight 30 in the fcst but gale force selies ahead and gale force nwlies behind can’t be ruled out for GST and the west coast of vrisl.

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