MetroVancouver Has Been Split into 5 Forecasting Zones, Fraser Valley 3

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MetroVancouver Has Been Split into 5 Forecasting Zones, Fraser Valley 3

Postby Glacier » Mon May 15, 2017 2:05 pm

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Re: MetroVancouver Has Been Split into 5 Forecasting Zones, Fraser Valley 3

Postby Abby_wx » Mon May 15, 2017 3:47 pm

That's a pretty good idea, but I think the boundaries could use some fine-tuning. White Rock has more in common with Richmond than it does with North Surrey or Langley. Also, Burnaby has very little in common with downtown Vancouver.

Although it would complicate things, I think White Rock, South Surrey and parts of South Langley could almost be added to the "Metro Vancouver - Southwest" zone. I would create a "Metro Vancouver - Central" zone which would include Burnaby, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, North Delta, North Surrey, and maybe Pitt Meadows. I would probably add the rest of Langley to the Northeast zone.
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Re: MetroVancouver Has Been Split into 5 Forecasting Zones, Fraser Valley 3

Postby SardisBCwxman » Tue May 16, 2017 3:22 pm

Abby_wx wrote:That's a pretty good idea, but I think the boundaries could use some fine-tuning. White Rock has more in common with Richmond than it does with North Surrey or Langley. Also, Burnaby has very little in common with downtown Vancouver.

Although it would complicate things, I think White Rock, South Surrey and parts of South Langley could almost be added to the "Metro Vancouver - Southwest" zone. I would create a "Metro Vancouver - Central" zone which would include Burnaby, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, North Delta, North Surrey, and maybe Pitt Meadows. I would probably add the rest of Langley to the Northeast zone.
Yeah I agree definitely no time or consideration was taken into forming these new regions.
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Re: MetroVancouver Has Been Split into 5 Forecasting Zones, Fraser Valley 3

Postby Typeing3 » Tue May 16, 2017 3:58 pm

When I posted about this yesterday, I didn't even notice Glacier had already created a page on it.

Abby_wx wrote: I would create a "Metro Vancouver - Central" zone which would include Burnaby, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, North Delta, North Surrey, and maybe Pitt Meadows. I would probably add the rest of Langley to the Northeast zone.


I think the boundaries of the "Northeast Zone" are good. The difference in rainfall between Coquitlam and North Delta is huge. Many rainfall warnings would be pretty much useless to them. Our average rainfall is around the same as North/West Van.

If they were to make a "Central Zone", I would put Burnaby, New West, North Delta and North Surrey into the group as they have closer averages in terms of temps and precip. South Surrey and White Rock would join the "Southwest Zone".
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Re: MetroVancouver Has Been Split into 5 Forecasting Zones, Fraser Valley 3

Postby Glacier » Tue May 16, 2017 4:58 pm

They should just forecast with maps showing the entire region with coloured contours, taking into account elevation and geography.

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Re: MetroVancouver Has Been Split into 5 Forecasting Zones, Fraser Valley 3

Postby Hound » Tue May 16, 2017 7:38 pm

Abby_wx wrote:That's a pretty good idea, but I think the boundaries could use some fine-tuning. White Rock has more in common with Richmond than it does with North Surrey or Langley. Also, Burnaby has very little in common with downtown Vancouver.

Although it would complicate things, I think White Rock, South Surrey and parts of South Langley could almost be added to the "Metro Vancouver - Southwest" zone. I would create a "Metro Vancouver - Central" zone which would include Burnaby, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, North Delta, North Surrey, and maybe Pitt Meadows. I would probably add the rest of Langley to the Northeast zone.


Yup, that sounds more accurate! The difference between south and north Surrey is HUGE! This is a stupid error!
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Re: MetroVancouver Has Been Split into 5 Forecasting Zones, Fraser Valley 3

Postby Abby_wx » Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:39 pm

This never actually happened. :lol:

Pitt Meadows still shows Vancouver's forecast, and Hope still shows Abbotsford's.
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Re: MetroVancouver Has Been Split into 5 Forecasting Zones, Fraser Valley 3

Postby Glacier » Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:50 pm

Yup:

Today Mainly sunny. High 21 except 26 inland. UV index 4 or moderate.
Tonight Clear. Fog patches developing before morning. Low 13.
Thu, 28 Sep Sunny. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 22 except 28 inland. Humidex 25.
Night Clear. Low 15.


Currently: Pitt Meadows = 25; YVR = 18

Translation: Nothing has changed. Same old single zone forecast.


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