Thursday, January 18, 2007

Wanna build a snow fort, then Stewart is the place to be.

According to the Weather Network today, in the last four months, Stewart has received more snow than they did in all of last year. And with January only half over, there’s a very good chance they’ll be adding to the total.

In fact, today is as good a day as any to pack on the centimeters as a Weather Warning has been issued for the inland sections of the North Coast including Stewart for an additional 20 cm this afternoon and evening.

Environment Canada's Official Weather Warnings
North Coast - inland sections
12:40 PM PST
Thursday 18 January 2007
Snowfall warning forNorth Coast - inland sections continued

Additional local amounts of 2 to 5 cm of snow expected for Greater Vancouver and Howe Sound today.Total snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 cm expected for Whistler through Friday.

A further 20 cm of snow expected near Stewart by Friday morning.Lingering cold air combined with a passing front will spread an additional 2 to 5 cm of wet snow mainly over higher elevations today over Greater Vancouver.

Approximately 2 to 15 cm of snow has been reported in Greater Vancouver since last night. The snow is expected to change over to rain later today when temperatures rise above freezing.

The lingering cold air and passing front will also spread 15 to 25 cm of snow to Howe Sound and Whistler through Friday. 10 to 15 cm of snow has been reported since last night. The snow should ease by Friday after the front exits the region.

A slow moving low pressure system over the gulf of Alaska will spread an additional 20 cm of snow near Stewart today through tonight. The snowfall should ease on Friday as the low tracks towards the Yukon and weakens.

Considering the fact that the towns own chamber of commerce website describes the snowfall there as unbelievable and the snow seems to be intent on falling some more, the Stewart Home Hardware may wish to bring an extra supply of shovels. If ever there is a place in Canada that you’re going to sell them, Stewart appears to be the place.

For those heading off to battle, some helpful hints about clearing your snow.

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