A Special Weather Statement is in effect for Squamish with a series of storms bringing warm temperatures, elevated freezing levels and periods of heavy rain to coastal BC.
There is potential for flooding, pooling water and possible landslides. A Flood Warning is in effect for Squamish River and its tributaries, including Cheakamus River.
The warm airmass produces temperatures 5 to 10 degrees Celsius above seasonal, and the freezing levels will remain between 2000 to 2500 metres through midweek. The combination of elevated freezing levels and heavy rain will result in snow melt, in addition to the already heavy rainfall. The next wave of rainfall is expected by Wednesday morning.
A weakening frontal system will slowly exit the south coast this morning with a few breaks. The next atmospheric river brings another around of heavy rain late tonight through Wednesday. An upper level low will bring cooler temperatures and a lower snow levels late in the week.… pic.twitter.com/Ajeq9bbxLt
— Jason Ross (@Squamishweather) January 30, 2024
The storms are expected to affect West, North, Inland and East Vancouver Island, Sunshine Coast, Metro Vancouver – North Shore, including West Vancouver and North Vancouver, Howe Sound.