Emergency Management

Snowfall warning issued for Sea-to-Sky: Squamish to Whistler

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.

Snowfall warning for Howe Sound, Squamish and Whistler

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.

Insights into Upper Squamish flood hazard and risk to be shared at community meeting on January 12

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).

Winter Storm Warning

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.

Wind warning issued for Howe Sound

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.

Rainfall warning issued for Howe Sound

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.

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