District of Squamish

Wind warning issued for Howe Sound

February 12, 2019 Update:

The wind warning for Howe Sound has now ended.


Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for Howe Sound. 

Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring. Strong outflow winds gusting to near 90 km/h are occurring over southern sections of the Howe Sound region this morning. The winds are expected to ease near noon.

Arctic outflow warning issued for parts of the SLRD

February 12, 2019 UPDATE: The artic outflow warning has ended for Howe Sound, Whistler and Pemberton.


February 11, 209 UPDATE: The arctic outflow warnng has ended for Howe Sound, but continues for Whistler and Pemberton. Wind chill values near minus 20 are expected, along with strong winds. 


Environment Canada has issued an Arctic outflow warning.

Within the SLRD, the warning applies to Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton and Electoral Areas C and D.

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

Wind warning issued for Howe Sound

Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for Howe Sound.

Strong outflow winds gusting to 90 km/h will develop late Friday as Arctic air pushes southwards across the South Coast. Reduced visibilities in blowing snow can also be expected locally.
The strong winds will persist on Saturday.
Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. Loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage.
Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions due to high winds.

 

Special weather statement issued

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement with snow Thursday night and Friday, along with cold, arctic outflow winds Friday night and Saturday.

Cold, clear and fairly calm conditions prevail over the South Coast this morning thanks to a stagnant arctic airmass that still has the entire province under its wintery grip.

Special weather statement issued for Howe Sound; Whistler/Pemberton - February 4, 2019

February 5, 2019 UPDATE: The Artic Outflow warning has now ended.


Environment Canada has issued an Artic Outflow warning for Howe Sound (including Squamish and SLRD Area D) and Whistler/ Pemberton (including SLRD Area C).

Strong outflow winds and very cold wind chills will end by midweek. An arctic ridge of high pressure over the B.C. Interior is forcing strong outflow winds through coastal inlets from the North Coast to Howe Sound and the lower Fraser Valley. The bitterly cold conditions will persist through Tuesday but should improve by Wednesday.

Snowfall warning issued for Sea-to-Sky: Squamish to Whistler

January 23, 2019 UPDATE: The snowfall warning issued yesterday has now ended.


Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the Sea-to-Sky, from Squamish to Whistler, with total snowfall amounts of 10 to 20 centimetres expected.

Periods of light snow during the day will become heavy at times this evening as a Pacific low pressure system approaches. Snowfall amounts of up to 20 cm are forecast tonight with this sytem. The snow will end early Wednesday morning as the low moves out of the area.

Wind warning issued for Howe Sound

Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for Howe Sound.

A Pacific low pressure system is expected to approach the B.C. coast this evening. This system, in combination with a ridge of high pressure over the B.C. interior, will produce strong northerly outflow winds up to 70 km/h over the southern sections of Howe Sound. The winds are expected to ease Thursday morning as the system weakens.
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