Snowfall warning issued for Whistler - Oct. 18, 2017

Oct 18, 2017
Affected Communities: 
Resort Municipality of Whistler

Update: 8:42am, October 19, 2017: Environment Canada have ended the Snowfall Warning. Light rain and flurries are still expected in the area.

Note from the SLRD: The Snowfall Warning below was issued by Environment Canada and impacts the Resort Municipality of Whistler.

Issued: 3:05pm, PST, Wednesday, October 18, 2017

A strong Pacific frontal system has stalled over the south coast this afternoon. This system, in combination with temperatures near freezing in the Whistler Valley, has resulted in rapid accumulation of snow. The front will move out of the area this evening but not before depositing a total accumulation of 15 to 20cm of snow.

Overnight temperatures will continue to hover near or just above freezing. The unstable airmass moving into the south coast tonight could produce a further 5cm by Thursday morning.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow.

Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions.

Snowfall warnings are issued when significant snowfall is expected.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

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