Rainfall Warning issued for Howe Sound; Special Weather Statement issued for Howe Sound and Whistler

Oct 16, 2017
Affected Communities: 
District of Squamish, Electoral Area C, Electoral Area D, Resort Municipality of Whistler, Village of Pemberton

Update, 10am, October 18, 2017: The Special Weather Statement has ended, however the Rainfall Warning (impacting SLRD Area D and the District of Squamish) remains in effect.

 


Notes from the SLRD:

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada, and to report severe weather, email ec.tempetepacifique-pacificstorm.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.


Rainfall Warning issued for Howe Sound

Issued: Monday, October 16, 2017  4:41 a.m. Pacific Standard Time

A frontal system over central BC will slowly move southward today spreading significant amount of rainfall over parts of the south coast. Rain will taper off on Tuesday as the front moves eastward. Rainfall amounts are expected to be near 50 - 70 mm by Tuesday morning.

Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. 

More details on the alert are available here. 


Special Weather Statement issued for Howe Sound and Whistler

Issued: Monday, October 16, 2017  4:51 a.m. Pacific Standard Time

Two fall storms will bring double rain events to BC this week. 

A strong and mild southwesterly flow from the Pacific is maintaining a frontal zone over central coast. This front will slowly move southward today spreading a significant amount of rainfall over the south coast tonight. See public warnings for more details. Rain will taper off on Tuesday over coastal regions. Freezing levels over the BC interior will drop slightly on Tuesday afternoon changing precipitations into flurries at summit level for some highway passes.

The second storm system will arrive on the south coast early Wednesday, bringing another round of wind and heavy rain. Rainfall and wind warnings may be issued for this storm. It is possible that falling leaves may block storm drains and combined with significant rain, cause local flooding. Freezing levels will rise again with the next round of precipitation. No snowfall is expected over high elevation mountain passes on Wednesday and Thursday.

More details on the alert are available here. 

 

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