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Arctic outflow warning for the north coast

Strong outflow winds and cold wind chill values are expected or occurring.

An arctic ridge of high pressure over the B.C. interior will continue to give strong outflow winds through mainland inlets and valleys of the B.C. coast. The strong arctic outflow winds in combination with cold air temperatures will give wind chill values near -20.

For North Coast-Inland the arctic outflow will begin tonight and persist through Thursday.

Over the North Coast-Coastal and Central Coast-Coastal the arctic outflow begins Wednesday night.

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 six hours or more.

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