Environment Canada Rainfall Warning Issued

Issued at 2019-11-16 00:10 UTC by Environment Canada:
Rainfall warning issued for:
Howe Sound, B.C. (082500)

Current details:
Rain, at times heavy, is expected.

Heavy rain is expected for the inland sections of the north and central coasts, the Sunshine Coast and Howe Sound. An atmospheric river will take aim at North Vancouver Island and the Central Coast beginning early Saturday morning delivering heavy rain and mild conditions until mid-day Sunday. Rainfall amounts of 50 to 70 mm are expected by Sunday morning for the aforementioned regions.

Given the tropical origin of the atmospheric river, freezing levels will be on the rise upwards of 3000 metres for the South Coast and close to 2500 metres for the North Coast. The mild air will result in rain at almost all elevations. High runoff and rising river levels are likely through the weekend.

Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible.

Watch for possible washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts.

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

More details on the alert are available here.

The latest status and details on all alerts, including alerts that are not part of your subscription, can be found here: http://www.weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html

November 16, 2019

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