Alerts: Warnings

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Monty67
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Re: Alerts: Warnings

Postby Monty67 » Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:10 pm

Warnings

10:01 PM PST Wednesday 02 December 2015
Rainfall warning in effect for:
•Metro Vancouver

Rain, at times heavy, is expected.

Total rainfall amounts of 50 to 70 mm are expected for Howe Sound and near the North Shore Mountains tonight and Thursday due to a slow moving Pacific frontal system. The rain will taper to a few showers Thursday evening when the front moves to the east.

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

Rainfall Warnings are issued when significant rainfall is expected.
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Re: Alerts: Warnings

Postby Glacier » Thu Dec 03, 2015 7:56 am

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Re: Alerts: Warnings

Postby Glacier » Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:42 am

Here's my question for the day. Why does the Dempster highway in the Yukon always have a blizzard warning? 4th day in a row with this warning...

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5:11 AM PST Friday 04 December 2015
Blizzard warning in effect for:

Dempster
Blizzard conditions with gusty winds and visibility frequently near zero in snow and blowing snow are expected or occurring.

Blizzard conditions will persist near the Richardson Mountains today due to easterly winds near 70 km/h. Winds are forecast to diminish to light by midnight tonight.

Travel is expected to be extremely hazardous due to reduced visibility. Road closures are possible. Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight. For information on emergency plans and kits go to http://www.getprepared.gc.ca/

Blizzard Warnings are issued when widespread reduced visibilities of 400 metres or less are expected for at least 4 hours.

Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please monitor local media or Weatheradio. To report severe weather, send an email to pacificstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #BCStorm in British Columbia and #YKStorm in Yukon.
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Re: Alerts: Warnings

Postby Glacier » Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:26 am

Watch out if you're heading over the mountain passes today:

Warnings
4:54 AM PST Wednesday 09 December 2015
Snowfall warning in effect for:

Coquihalla Highway - Hope to Merritt
Highway 3 - Hope to Princeton via Allison Pass
Snowfall, with total amounts of 15 to 25 cm is expected.

A moist Pacific frontal system crossing Southern British Columbia today combined with falling freezing levels will bring snow to the high elevation passes. The heaviest snow is expected today over the Coquihalla Highway - Hope to Merritt and Highway 3 - Allison Pass with 15 to 20 cm possible through this afternoon. Snow is expected to taper off tonight, with an additional 5 cm possible before the snow ends.

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 pacificstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #BCStorm.


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Re: Alerts: Warnings

Postby Abby_wx » Sat Dec 12, 2015 6:39 pm

4:19 PM PST Saturday 12 December 2015
Wind warning in effect for:

Fraser Valley - west including Abbotsford

A powerful low pressure system will continue to bring sustained southeast winds of 60 to 90 km/h to East Vancouver Island, the southern Gulf islands, Victoria and the Sunshine Coast. Gusts up to 110 km/h are also possible over exposed locations the water. The wind will shift to southwest 50 km/h gusting to 90 this evening and gradually ease overnight.

Over Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley - West strong southerly winds of 70 km/h gusting to 90 will develop this evening before winds shift to southwest and ease by early Sunday morning.

In Howe Sound strong southerly winds of 60 km/h gusting to 90 will develop early evening and then ease overnight.

Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions due to high winds.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to pacificstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #BCStorm.
"It's not logical... it's meteorological."

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Re: Alerts: Warnings

Postby Abby_wx » Sat Dec 26, 2015 4:40 pm

4:09 PM PST Saturday 26 December 2015
Snowfall warning in effect for:

Metro Vancouver

Snowfall, with total amounts of about 5 cm is expected.

An intense Pacific frontal system over the Central Coast will slowly move southward and reach the South Coast on Sunday.

This system is expected to spread rain to most communities in Metro Vancouver. However, with current snow levels slightly above sea level precipitation will fall as snow at higher elevations.

Snowfall amounts of 5 cm can be expected overnight and Sunday morning.

Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to pacificstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #BCStorm.
"It's not logical... it's meteorological."

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Re: Alerts: Warnings

Postby Abby_wx » Sun Dec 27, 2015 8:07 am

3:31 AM PST Sunday 27 December 2015
Snowfall warning in effect for:

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

Snowfall, with total amounts of 5 to 10 cm is expected.

A frontal system will cross Vancouver Island and reach the Lower Mainland this morning. Due to temperatures near freezing and a lack of warming expected with the system, some fairly widespsread snowfall accumulations are expected this morning, ranging from about 5 to 10 cm, depending on elevation and local terrain. Generally, areas near sea level west of Abbotsford will see the least accumulation while higher elevation areas near the mountains will see the most. The snow will tend to taper off or change to rain this afternoon and this evening as the temperatures warm slightly and the frontal system weakens.

Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations.

Snowfall warnings are issued when significant snowfall is expected.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to pacificstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #BCStorm.
"It's not logical... it's meteorological."

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Re: Alerts: Warnings

Postby Glacier » Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:30 am

11:07 AM PST Thursday 21 January 2016
Snowfall warning in effect for:

Whistler
Snowfall, with total amounts of 20 to 30 cm is expected.

Snow is expected to change transition into rain early this afternoon.

Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance.

Snowfall warnings are issued when significant snowfall is expected.

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


7:43 AM PST Thursday 21 January 2016
Snowfall warning in effect for:

Sea to Sky - Squamish to Whistler
Snowfall, with total amounts of 15 to 20 cm is expected.

Snowfall amount of 11 cm near Whistler had been reported last night. Additional amounts up to 10 cm can be expected before the snow changes to rain this afternoon.

Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. 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 pacificstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #BCStorm.

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Re: Alerts: Warnings

Postby stuffradio » Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:46 pm

Wind warning in effect for:

Fraser Valley - west including Abbotsford

Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring.

Westerly winds 70 km/h gusting to 90 expected late this evening in the wake of a passing front.

Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break.

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


They waited until 10:20 PM to issue it. Haha

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Re: Alerts: Warnings

Postby Abby_wx » Sat Feb 06, 2016 7:08 am

stuffradio wrote:
Wind warning in effect for:

Fraser Valley - west including Abbotsford

Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring.

Westerly winds 70 km/h gusting to 90 expected late this evening in the wake of a passing front.

Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break.

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


They waited until 10:20 PM to issue it. Haha


Bizarre. It was kind of a borderline high wind event anyway... the strongest winds were around 5 pm when YXX recorded gusts of 68 km/h.

Strong westerly winds is unlikely anyway... that's not a favourable direction for strong winds here. Even YVR saw their strongest winds from the south yesterday.
"It's not logical... it's meteorological."

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