Alerts: Warnings

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Re: Alerts: Warnings

Postby stuffradio » Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:54 am

10:41 AM PST Thursday 08 December 2016
Snowfall warning in effect for:

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

Persons in or near this area should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Watch for updated statements.

Please refer to the latest public forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through your local radio and television stations or Weatheradio.


The same warning is in effect for Metro Vancouver

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Re: Alerts: Warnings

Postby lightningmanAB » Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:53 am

stuffradio wrote:
10:41 AM PST Thursday 08 December 2016
Snowfall warning in effect for:

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

Persons in or near this area should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Watch for updated statements.

Please refer to the latest public forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through your local radio and television stations or Weatheradio.


The same warning is in effect for Metro Vancouver


Here is the text for the snowfall warning (Metro Vancouver):

Snowfall warning in effect for:

Metro Vancouver
Snowfall, with total amounts of 10 to 20 cm is expected.

A Pacific storm will reach the South Coast tonight. This storm will bring significant snowfall amounts to the above regions as cold arctic air is entrenched over the region.

The snow will begin over Vancouver Island late this evening and further east overnight and continue into Friday. The snow is expected to become mixed with rain Friday afternoon or evening over low lying coastal communities. For communities at higher elevations or inland, precipitation will remain in the form of snow through Friday night. Total snowfall accumulations of 5 to 15 cm are expected over low lying coastal regions by Saturday morning with up to 25 cm over higher terrain. Strong easterly winds combined with the snow will cause reduced visibilities in blowing snow, especially in the Fraser Valley.

More precipitation is on the way Saturday but will likely fall as rain for low lying region. Flurries are possible on Sunday across the region.

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. 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 to #BCStorm.

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Re: Alerts: Warnings

Postby Abby_wx » Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:02 am

11:29 PM PST Friday 09 December 2016
Snowfall warning in effect for:

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

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

A cool and unstable airmass continues to bring bands of heavy snow to the Fraser Valley tonight. Snowfall amounts of 5 to 10 cm is expected tonight with an additional 5 cm for Saturday.

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. 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 to #BCStorm.
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Re: Alerts: Warnings

Postby Abby_wx » Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:06 am

10:41 AM PST Saturday 10 December 2016
Snowfall warning in effect for:

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

Snowfall with total amounts of 20 to 30 cm expected this weekend.

Cold arctic air over the Fraser Valley combined with precipitation associated with a low offshore will produce another round of snow this weekend. Communities in western sections of the Fraser Valley can expect higher amounts. As well, a there is a risk of freezing rain for western sections of the Fraser Valley tonight and Sunday morning.

The precipitation is expected to ease towards the latter part of Sunday followed by a ridge of high pressure bringing drier conditions and colder temperatures next week.

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 to #BCStorm.
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Re: Alerts: Warnings

Postby Abby_wx » Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:09 am

10:41 AM PST Saturday 10 December 2016
Snowfall warning in effect for:

Metro Vancouver

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

Higher elevations and eastern sections of Metro Vancouver...

Bands of precipitation will drift over Metro Vancouver today and tonight with more steady precipitation tomorrow.

Higher terrain and eastern sections of Metro Vancouver will see locally 5 cm of additional snowfall today, tonight and tomorrow. The snow may become mixed with light rain this afternoon as temperatures hover near the freezing mark.

The accumulation over higher terrain and eastern sections of Metro Vancouver for tomorrow remains uncertain. At present 5 cm is expected however this could potentially increase significantly if the bulk of the precipitation shifts slightly northward. Tomorrow's snowfall accumulation forecast will be updated as the situation evolves.

For areas near the water the precipitation will fall as rain. During any period of intense rainfall it is possible that wet snow will become mixed with the rain.

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. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance.

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 » Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:42 am

11:01 AM PST Friday 23 December 2016
Snowfall warning in effect for:

Fraser Valley - west including Abbotsford

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

A low pressure centre over the Washington Coast will track towards
Vancouver Island this afternoon. Moisture associated with this
system will interact with the cool airmass in place over
the Lower Mainland. Wet snow over the western Fraser Valley this
morning will continue into this evening, but the snow may
become mixed with rain at times. Total snow amounts of 5 to 10 cm
can be expected before the low weakens.

Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance.

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.
"It's not logical... it's meteorological."

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Re: Alerts: Warnings

Postby Typeing3 » Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:37 pm

3:58 PM PST Saturday 31 December 2016
Snowfall warning in effect for:

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

An upper trough dropping south along the British Columbia coast is producing very wet snow over the Lower Mainland. A convergence zone over the city has locally produced 2 to 4 cm amounts in cooler pockets. A further 2 to 4 cm of snow is expected as another pulse of precipitation moves in from the northwest. Higher elevations and inland areas including the western lower Fraser Valley are most susceptible to these enhanced accumulations. Other areas near the airport and in Richmond may receive mostly rain or a rain/snow mix as temperatures have hovered just above the freezing point thus far today. The entire area of precipitation will end by mid-evening as the trough moves through the area.

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 to #BCStorm.
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Re: Alerts: Warnings

Postby Glacier » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:23 pm

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.

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Re: Alerts: Warnings

Postby Monty67 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:20 am

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?
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Re: Alerts: Warnings

Postby Abby_wx » Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:58 am

7:51 AM PST Tuesday 10 January 2017
Wind warning in effect for:

Fraser Valley - west including Abbotsford

Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring.

Very strong easterly wind gusts will approach 90 km/h this afternoon as a fresh surge of Arctic air spills out of the Fraser Valley. These strong winds will gradually ease overnight.

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 to #BCStorm.


4:56 AM PST Tuesday 10 January 2017
Arctic outflow warning in effect for:

Fraser Valley - east including Chilliwack

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

Very cold wind chill values around minus 20 will develop over the eastern Fraser valley, Whistler and Howe Sound tonight

A high pressure ridge over the B.C. Interior will force cold, dry Arctic air to spill out of the inner South Coastal valleys and inlets beginning this morning, creating outflow winds between 30 and 80 km/h. The outflow winds will combine with falling temperatures to produce wind chill values near minus 20 by tonight.

The wind chill values will warm Wednesday afternoon as outflow winds diminish due to a weakening Interior ridge.

Limit outdoor activities. Be prepared for unusually cold temperatures and strong 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.
"It's not logical... it's meteorological."

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