Alerts for: Fraser Valley

Warnings

3:33 PM PST Thursday 27 November 2014
Rainfall warning in effect for:

  • Fraser Valley - east including Chilliwack

A long episode of rain, at times heavy, continues. The ground, already near saturation, has little ability to absorb further rainfall.

Rainfall will continue tonight over the eastern Fraser Valley with the highest amounts up to 30mm near Hope. Rain is expected to taper off before morning.

Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible.

Rainfall Warnings are issued when significant rainfall is expected.

Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please monitor local media or Weatheradio. Email reports of severe weather to pacificstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet with the hashtag #BCStorm.

 

Statements

10:11 PM PST Thursday 27 November 2014
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Fraser Valley - east including Chilliwack
  • Fraser Valley - west including Abbotsford

Potential for snow over the South Coast Friday night and early Saturday morning.

A ridge of high pressure building over the BC Interior will continue to push cold Arctic air towards the BC South Coast through Friday. Outflow winds are expected to increase Friday night through the mainland inlets and valleys with freezing levels and temperatures dropping overnight. The Arctic air exiting the interior combining with residual Pacific moisture over the South Coast will give the potential for the first snowfall of the season.

As is typically the case with snowfall scenarios over the South Coast, there is uncertainty in the amount and timing of snowfall accumulations. Typically in this pattern, snowfall amounts are highly variable from region to region. The timing of the cold air arriving on the South Coast and the availability of moisture will be key factors as to which regions receive significant accumulations.

The situation will be monitored through Friday and forecasts updated as required.

The public is advised to monitor future forecasts and warnings as warnings may be required or extended.

Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at www.weatheroffice.gc.ca.

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