Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement for:
- Whistler / Pemberton (including SLRD Area C)
- Howe Sound (including Squamish and SLRD Area D)
Turning cold with increasing chances of snow...
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.
January 10, 2019 UPDATE: The snowfall warning has ended for Whistler and Sea to Sky.
January 9, 2019 UPDATE: The snowfall warning has ended for Howe Sound and Squamish, but continues for Whistler.
Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for Howe Sound and the Sea-to-Sky from Squamish to Whistler.
Snowfall with total amounts of approximately 20 centimetres is expected. An approaching Pacific frontal system will spread snow over Howe Sound and the Sea to Sky Highway from Squamish to Whistler today.
Pemberton, BC – The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) will share the latest findings regarding the Upper Squamish River flood hazard and risk at a community meeting planned for later this month.
Flood hazard mapping and risk assessment of the Upper Squamish River was undertaken in 2018 and the findings from that project will be shared on Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. at Queen of Peace Monastery (1021 Cloudburst Crescent) in Squamish (First right turn after the Pilchuck Bridge, Squamish Valley Road).
UPDATE: Friday, January 4 (8am) - The Rainfall warning for Howe Sound has ended.
Note from the SLRD: The Rainfall warning below was issued by Environment Canada and impacts parts of SLRD Area D and the District of Squamish.
11:08 AM PST Thursday 03 January 2019
Rainfall warning in effect for:
- Howe Sound
Rain, at times heavy, is expected.
UPDATE (Thursday, January 3, 1 pm): The winter storm warning has ended.
Environment Canada has issued a winter storm warning for Whistler and the Howe Sound with hazardous winter conditions expected.
An approaching Pacific frontal system is expected to bring a mix of conditions today through Thursday.
UPDATE: The Wind Warning for Howe Sound has ended.
Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for Howe Sound with potential winds gusting up to 70 kilometres per hour forecast for this evening.
December 21, 2018 - The Wind Warning has been lifted.
Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for Howe Sound.
An intense front arrived on the coast earlier this afternoon. Southeast winds increased as the front approached and will peak early this evening. Wind speeds are expected to reach sustained 60 to 70 km/h over exposed coastal areas with gusts to 90 km/h. As the front moves inland late this evening, winds will shift to southerlies and gradually ease.
High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break.
December 18, 2018 UPDATE: The rainfall warning issued for Howe Sound has now ended.
A rainfall warning has been issued for Howe Sound, with rainfall totals of 50 to 60 mm expected overnight and tomorrow.
A strong frontal system moving through the Lower Mainland will give copious rainfall to Howe Sound beginning this evening.
If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance. Watch for possible washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts.
UPDATED January 31, 2019: A previous version of the news release below incorrectly indicated that there was a 5% chance of a 50-year flood event occurring in any given year; it is actually a 2% chance. The SLRD regrets the error.