Wind Warning For The Valley – Winter Storm Warning For Coquihalla

Fraser Valley – A typical December wind storm is heading towards the Valley on Friday night. Winds have the potential for damage. BC Hydro crews will be on standby for falling branches and power outages.Winds expected to be from 60 to 100 k/mh

Heavy snow and wind expected for the Coquihalla – 15 centimetres of snow and wind with gusts to 90 km/h will contribute to very poor visibility in blowing snow beginning this evening.

4:47 AM PST Friday 14 December 2018
Wind warning in effect for:

  • Fraser Valley – central including Chilliwack
  • Fraser Valley – east including Hope

Very strong wind gusts that may cause damage are expected or occurring.

An intense Pacific cold front is forecast to move across the Fraser Valley this evening. Consequently, light northeast winds today will increase abruptly to southwest 60 km/h gusting up to 100 this evening. Winds will diminish after midnight tonight as the front moves into the interior.

Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. Loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage. 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 BCstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

4:44 AM PST Friday 14 December 2018
Wind warning in effect for:

  • Fraser Valley – west including Abbotsford

Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring.

Another in a series of intense low pressure systems will produce strong south or southeast winds today. The winds will shift abruptly to the southwest and increase to 70 km/h with gusts as high as 90 early this evening in the wake of this system. The winds will ease late this evening.

Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. Loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage.

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.

4:37 AM PST Friday 14 December 2018
Winter storm warning in effect for:

  • Coquihalla Highway – Hope to Merritt

Heavy snowfall with blowing snow is expected.

A very intense Pacific cold front is forecast to move across the Coquihalla Highway – Hope to Merritt section tonight.

15 centimetres of snow and wind with gusts to 90 km/h will contribute to very poor visibility in blowing snow beginning this evening.

The winds will ease overnight with snow tapering to flurries by Saturday morning.

Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow. Poor weather conditions may contribute to transportation delays.

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 BCstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.


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