Saturday, January 03, 2015

Winter Storm Warning

Issued at 3:31 p.m. PST Saturday 3 January 2015
Hazardous winter conditions are expected. A winter storm will reach the South Coast tonight. Heavy wet snow is expected over higher terrain near the coast and for Inland Vancouver Island. Snowfall accumulations tonight through Sunday morning will range from 5 to 10 cm for lower elevations of Inland Vancouver Island and at elevations near 100 metres on the coast to near 20 cm over higher elevations. The snow will change to heavy rain Sunday afternoon as warm Pacific air invades the region. Rainfall amounts of near 50 mm are forecast for Sunday night through Monday.

Details
Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas. Winter Storm Warnings are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together. Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please monitor local media or Weatheradio. Email reports of severe weather to pacificstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet with the hashtag #BCStorm.

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