Alerts for: Fraser Valley

Warnings

4:23 PM PST Sunday 19 November 2017
Rainfall warning in effect for:

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

Heavy rain continues.

An intense frontal system continues to spread rain into the South Coast this evening.

30 to 50 mm of rain have fallen over the City of Vancouver including Burnaby and New Westminster, northeast Metro Vancouver, and the North Shore. Over Howe Sound, rainfall amounts of 40 to 70 mm have also been reported. The heavy rainfall will begin to ease off this evening as the frontal system moves out of the area.

Heavy downpours are likely to cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible. Consider moving valuable items to higher levels.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.tempetepacifique-pacificstorm.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

 

8:22 AM PST Sunday 19 November 2017
Snowfall warning in effect for:

  • Coquihalla Highway - Hope to Merritt

Snowfall, with total amounts of about 20 cm is expected.

A slow moving frontal system will move through the Southwest Interior this afternoon and then across the Kootenays tonight. The storm will give significant snow to the highway passes.

Coquihalla Summit: Light snow will become heavier late this afternoon and continue into this evening. The snow is expected to ease near midnight. Total snow amounts of 15 to 25 cm can be expected by early Monday morning.

Rogers Pass: Intermittent flurries will intensify this afternoon. 10 cm can be expected during the afternoon with an additional 10 cm tonight.

Kootenay Pass: Snow will begin falling late this afternoon and intensify this evening. Snowfall amounts approaching 20 cm are expected by early Monday morning.

The snow will taper off on Monday morning as the system moves into Alberta.

Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions.

ShiftIntoWinter.ca reminds drivers to know before you go. Adjust to winter driving behaviour and use winter tires and chains.

Road conditions are available at www.drivebc.ca.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.tempetepacifique-pacificstorm.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

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