Alerts for: Howe Sound

Warnings

3:12 PM PST Thursday 08 December 2016
Arctic outflow warning in effect for:

  • Howe Sound

Strong outflow winds and cold wind chill values are expected or occurring.

A strengthening arctic ridge of high pressure over the B.C. interior will continue to bring strong outflow winds over Howe Sound, Whistler and the eastern Fraser Valley tonight. The combination of strong winds and low temperatures will cause wind chill values to drop to near minus 20 degrees Celsius and persist through Friday morning.

Anyone who is not dressed warmly is at risk of frostbite and hypothermia in cold weather. Be prepared for unusually cold temperatures and strong winds. Drive with care, especially along coastal routes exposed to outflow winds.

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 to #BCStorm.

 

Statements

3:16 PM PST Thursday 08 December 2016
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Howe Sound

Snow is on the way for the South Coast tonight and Friday.
Wintery spell to continue next week.

Forecasters are tracking the next Pacific storm that is expected to reach the South Coast tonight. With cold Arctic air entrenched across the region precipitation from this storm will fall as snow.

Initial snow amounts tonight over the Howe Sound and North Vancouver Island areas will be less than 5 cm. However, amounts on Friday will increase and be in the range of 5 to 10 cm over Howe Sound. In addition periodic strong outflow winds combined with the snow will cause reduced visibilities in blowing snow tonight and Friday morning in Howe Sound.

More precipitation is on the way Saturday but there is some uncertainty as to how much the temperatures will modify before this
system arrives. This will be key in determining the snow level with some areas near sea level likely to see rain. Cooler air is likely to return for early next week.

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 to #BCStorm.

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