Cold Arctic Blast Plus Wind Warning Hits The Valley

Fraser Valley – Late November and it’s about time we had a taste of winter. The upside is that Environment Canada is not calling for any snow dump.

Just a whole lotta cold!

A reminder to bring your pets inside and before you start up you car, tap the hood to make sure there are no critters trying to stay warm on your car engine.

3:43 AM PST Wednesday 27 November 2019
Wind warning in effect for:

  • Fraser Valley – central including Chilliwack
  • Fraser Valley – west including Abbotsford

Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring.

An arctic ridge of high pressure over the BC interior will intensify this morning.

Strong northeasterly outflow winds of 70 km/h gusting to 90 have developed over the Southern Gulf Islands, Howe Sound and Greater Victoria.

Strong northeasterly outflow winds with gusts up to 90 km/h have also developed over the western and central Fraser Valley as well as the southeast sections of Metro Vancouver including Surrey and Langley.

The strong outflow winds will ease tonight.

Arctic air will reach the coast by Wednesday evening. Temperatures will dip below the freezing mark for most coastal communities. Blustery outflow winds will accompany the arrival of the arctic air yielding cold wind chill values. The arctic air will deepen throughout the rest of the week supporting temperatures and wind chill values down to the -5 to -10 range.

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.

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