Alerts: Warnings

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Re: Alerts: Warnings

Postby lightningmanAB » Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:10 am

Glacier wrote:
Monty67 wrote:
Glacier wrote:Here's something really interesting. It is physically impossible for Kelowna or Victoria or Shawnigan Lake to ever have a heat warning. It could be 500C with 200% humidity all all Hell breaking loose, and no warning would come from Environment Canada. Vancouver could be under a heat warning at 29C for a couple of days, Abbotsford for a couple of days of 34C, but not Kelowna or Victoria. Even the NWT and Nunavut could be under a heat warning at 40C, but not Victoria or Kelowna or the Yukon for that matter.

Why?

I don't know. Look at the link, and it shows the criteria across Canada. For some reason they think it will never get hot enough in Victoria or Kelowna to issue a heat warning.


This is why:
Starting this summer, Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) and Fraser Health will coordinate with Environment Canada to issue heat alerts and a new Extreme Heat-Wave Advisory when extended periods of hot weather pose a threat to public health. This new alerting system is a response to heat-related deaths that occurred in July 2009, when a week-long heat wave featured temperatures of 34-degrees Celsius at Vancouver International Airport and 38-degrees Celsius in Abbotsford.

Link:
http://news.fraserhealth.ca/News/June-2 ... -be-c.aspx

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Re: Alerts: Warnings

Postby Typeing3 » Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:35 pm

3:24 PM PST Tuesday 14 February 2017
Rainfall warning in effect for:

Metro Vancouver
A long episode of rain, at times heavy, is expected.

A strong Pacific front being fueled with energy and moisture from the subtropics will spread heavy rain to the inner south coast this evening.

The front will stall tonight through Wednesday resulting in a prolonged period of heavy rain.

In Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley the highest rainfall will be be near the mountains with up to 100 mm expected by Thursday morning.

Squamish will also have rainfall of up to 100 mm by Thursday morning.

The heavy rain will taper off on Thursday morning as the front finally moves eastward out of the area.

If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible.

Rainfall warnings are issued when significant rainfall is expected.

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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Re: Alerts: Warnings

Postby Abby_wx » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:39 pm

4:46 AM PDT Wednesday 18 October 2017
Rainfall warning in effect for:

Fraser Valley
Greater Victoria
Howe Sound
Sea to Sky - West Vancouver Upper Levels to Squamish
Metro Vancouver


Rain, at times heavy, is expected.

A strong Pacific frontal system over the North Coast will move to lie over Vancouver Island this morning. Heavy rain will develop this morning and rainfall amounts of 50 mm are expected before tapering to showers by this evening.

Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads.

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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Re: Alerts: Warnings

Postby Typeing3 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:01 pm

Warnings
10:20 PM PST Sunday 12 November 2017
Wind warning in effect for:

City of Vancouver - including Burnaby and New Westminster
Metro Vancouver - southeast including Surrey and Langley
Metro Vancouver - southwest including Richmond and Delta
North Shore - including West Vancouver and North Vancouver
Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring.

A low pressure system over the Pacific will rapidly intensify tonight as it approaches the B.C. south coast. This low is forecast to make landfall in the general vicinity of Tofino near midday Monday.

Ahead of this low, strong southerly winds are expected to the south of the track of the low, which means almost the entire south coast.

Exposed coastal sections will experience southerly winds of 70 to 80 km/h by late Monday morning. The winds will ease later in the afternoon.

High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break.

Wind warnings are issued when there is a significant risk of damaging 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 using #BCStorm.
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Re: Alerts: Warnings

Postby Typeing3 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:05 am

8:37 AM PST Sunday 19 November 2017
Rainfall warning in effect for:

City of Vancouver - including Burnaby and New Westminster
Metro Vancouver - northeast including Coquitlam and Maple Ridge
North Shore - including West Vancouver and North Vancouver
Heavy rain is expected.

A strong frontal system crossing the south coast today will bring rain, heavy at times.

Total rainfall accumulation near 50 mm is likely over the City of Vancouver including Burnaby and New Westminster and the northern sections of the Sunshine Coast. Over Howe Sound, the North Shore and northeast Metro Vancouver amounts of 70 to 90 mm are possible. The heavy rain will begin to ease off this evening as the frontal system moves south 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.

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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Spring/Summer 2018
Last freeze: April 2 (-0.8C)
First 15C: March 11 (17.9C)
First 20C: March 12 (21.4C)
First 25C: April 24 (25.3C)
First 30C: May 13 (30.8C)
Hottest Temp 2018: 31.3C (May 14)

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Re: Alerts: Warnings

Postby Typeing3 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:19 pm

3:43 PM PST Monday 20 November 2017
Rainfall warning in effect for:

Metro Vancouver - northeast including Coquitlam and Maple Ridge
North Shore - including West Vancouver and North Vancouver
A long episode of rain, at times heavy, is expected.

A plume of tropical moisture will bring prolonged periods of rain into the South Coast over the next 2 to 3 days. Rainfall amounts of 150 mm are possible by Thursday for Howe Sound, the northern sections of Metro Vancouver, the northern sections of Fraser Valley and near Hope.

The rain is expected to taper off on Thursday as the system moves inland.

Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible.

Rainfall warnings are issued when significant rainfall is expected.

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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Spring/Summer 2018
Last freeze: April 2 (-0.8C)
First 15C: March 11 (17.9C)
First 20C: March 12 (21.4C)
First 25C: April 24 (25.3C)
First 30C: May 13 (30.8C)
Hottest Temp 2018: 31.3C (May 14)

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Re: Alerts: Warnings

Postby Typeing3 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:03 pm

3:56 PM PST Wednesday 22 November 2017
Rainfall warning in effect for:

Metro Vancouver - northeast including Coquitlam and Maple Ridge
North Shore - including West Vancouver and North Vancouver
A long episode of rain, at times heavy, is expected.

A plume of tropical moisture is in place over Howe Sound, the northern sections of Metro Vancouver, the northern sections of Fraser Valley and near Hope tonight.

Rainfall amounts of 50 to 80 mm have been reported since yesterday morning. Over Howe Sound, the North Shore, and western Fraser Valley the rain warning is continued but the further amounts tonight will be in the range of an additional 20 to 30 mm, and rain will taper off by early Thursday.

In Hope, the rain will continue into Thursday afternoon and an additional 50 mm on top of what has already been received is expected tonight and on Thursday.

Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible.

Rainfall warnings are issued when significant rainfall is expected.

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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Spring/Summer 2018
Last freeze: April 2 (-0.8C)
First 15C: March 11 (17.9C)
First 20C: March 12 (21.4C)
First 25C: April 24 (25.3C)
First 30C: May 13 (30.8C)
Hottest Temp 2018: 31.3C (May 14)

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Re: Alerts: Warnings

Postby Glacier » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:35 am

Warnings

8:58 AM PST Tuesday 19 December 2017
Snowfall warning in effect for:

City of Vancouver - including Burnaby and New Westminster
Metro Vancouver - northeast including Coquitlam and Maple Ridge
Metro Vancouver - southeast including Surrey and Langley
Metro Vancouver - southwest including Richmond and Delta
North Shore - including West Vancouver and North Vancouver

Snowfall, with total amounts of 10 to 15 cm is expected.

A low pressure system has spread snow over Vancouver Island and it is now spreading over the Lower Mainland. Rain will quickly transition to wet snow through this morning and begin accumulating. Amounts will be quite variable depending on intensity and how quickly the airmass cools. Thus amounts near 5 cm are possible near sea level with the greatest accumulation of 10 to 15 cm likely over the higher terrain and inland areas. Snow will taper to flurries this evening and end overnight as drier air spreads across the region.

Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Take frequent breaks and avoid strain when clearing snow.

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.


Warnings

8:39 AM PST Tuesday 19 December 2017
Snowfall warning in effect for:

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

Snow today and tonight.

Greater Victoria: Rain is expected at sea level but higher elevation routes, including the Malahat, will get 5 to 10 cm of snow today with another 5 cm this evening

East Vancouver Island: Duncan to Nanaimo and Nanoose Bay to Fanny Bay: 10 cm of snow is expected near sea level and up to 20 cm over higher terrain today. Another 2 to 5 cm is expected this evening

Inland Vancouver Island: 10 to 15 cm is forecast over southern sections today, especially near Lake Cowichan. Another 5 cm is forecast this evening

Southern Gulf Island: Snow will continue today with a further 5 to 10 cm expected by this evening

Fraser Valley.. Rain will change to snow near sea level this afternoon. Snow will continue this evening. 5 cm accumulation is expected later this afternoon and other 5 cm this evening. Higher elevations near Hope will get more, up to 10 cm this afternoon and another 10 cm tonight.

Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations.

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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Re: Alerts: Warnings

Postby Typeing3 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:12 am

4:19 AM PST Wednesday 27 December 2017
Snowfall warning in effect for:

City of Vancouver - including Burnaby and New Westminster
North Shore - including West Vancouver and North Vancouver
Snowfall, with total amounts of 10 to 15 cm is expected.

A frontal system advancing from the Pacific will result in snow developing this morning over Metro Vancouver with snowfall amounts up to 5 cm today.

Meanwhile a low developing southwest of the region will allow snow to reintensify this evening. Snow is expected to change to rain near the sea level late this afternoon while snow will continue over higher terrain with snowfall amounts up to 10 cm tonight. Freezing level will rise further and the snow will change to rain through the region Thursday morning.

Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow.

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.


4:16 AM PST Wednesday 27 December 2017
Winter storm warning in effect for:

Metro Vancouver - northeast including Coquitlam and Maple Ridge
Metro Vancouver - southeast including Surrey and Langley
Hazardous winter conditions are expected.

A frontal system advancing towards the region will result in snow redeveloping this morning with up to 5 cm of snow today.

A strong system will move towards Vancouver Island tonight and the snowfall will intensify. Warmer air aloft will spread across the region while brisk northeast winds maintain the cool air near the surface. Amounts of snow in the range of 10 to 20 cm are possible before the snow transitions to an extended period of freezing rain on Thursday. A significant layer of ice is possible through Friday especially over Central and Eastern Fraser Valley.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots will become icy, slippery and hazardous. Ice build-up may cause tree branches to break. Poor weather conditions may contribute to transportation delays.

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.
East Coquitlam. Elevation 25m(80ft).

Spring/Summer 2018
Last freeze: April 2 (-0.8C)
First 15C: March 11 (17.9C)
First 20C: March 12 (21.4C)
First 25C: April 24 (25.3C)
First 30C: May 13 (30.8C)
Hottest Temp 2018: 31.3C (May 14)

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Re: Alerts: Warnings

Postby AbbyJr » Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:29 pm

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