Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for:
- Whistler, B.C. (082400)
- Howe Sound, B.C. (082500)
Current details: Potential for winter weather Tuesday through Wednesday morning.
Hazards: Outflow conditions with strong winds, sub-zero temperatures and cold windchill. Snow is expected, with significant accumulations transitioning to rain, leading to poor travel conditions—a slight risk of freezing rain for parts of the Fraser Valley.
Remarks: Cold arctic air will push into the southern BC interior tonight and is expected to make its way out to the coast through the day on Monday. Brisk outflow winds will develop through the day on Monday, followed by falling temperatures.
On Tuesday, an upper level disturbance will move southwards along the BC coast, leading to a chance of snow during the day.
A developing area of low pressure following this feature is forecast to reach the south coast on Tuesday night, potentially bringing significant snowfall accumulations to the area.
Overnight on Tuesday, an increasing southeasterly flow will usher in warmer air and a transition from snow to rain is likely some time before Wednesday morning. Areas further inland can expect this transition to be delayed. Parts of the Fraser Valley will have a brief risk of freezing rain Wednesday morning as incoming warm air overrides cold outflows.
To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.