Special weather statement issued for Whistler & Howe Sound (January 26, 2018)

Jan 26, 2018
Affected Communities: 
District of Squamish, Electoral Area C, Electoral Area D, Resort Municipality of Whistler, Village of Pemberton

Update: The Special Weather Statement has ended.

Note from the SLRD: The Special Weather Statement below was issued by Environment Canada at 3:20 p.m. (PST) and impacts the District of Squamish, Resort Municipality of Whistler, Village of Pemberton, SLRD Electoral Area C and parts of SLRD Electoral Area D. 

Special weather statement issued for:

  •    Whistler, B.C. (082400)
  •    Howe Sound, B.C. (082500)

Current details:

A Pacific low pressure system will approach the BC south coast tonight. The mild moist air mass in combination with cooler air from the BC interior will give mixed precipitation to the region. Rain will likely start later this evening, then change over to wet snow overnight as freezing levels drop. Snowfall amounts could vary widely and will be highly dependent on precipitation intensity and elevation.

Heavy wet snow of 5 to 10 cm within a short period of time is possible over the central and eastern Fraser Valley, and east Vancouver Island. Howe Sound and Whistler are likely to receive higher amounts ranging from 5 to 15 cm during this storm.

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

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