Weather Notification for North and Central Coast

To North and Central Coast Communities:

Environment Canada puts forward the below weather notification for your information.

Apologies if you don’t fall into this area, I tried to edit a few distribution lists so may not have been completely accurate but wanted to include more than less communities.

Have a safe holiday season.

Issued: December 27, 2019 at 13:00 PST

 Weather Event Impacts: 

  • Possible flooding of some small streams in coastal areas
  • Increased risk of landslides and debris flows in prone areas


  • Monday to Tuesday

 Key Points:

 A Pacific frontal system will bring heavy rain and rising freezing levels to the North and Central Coasts on Monday and Tuesday.

  • The heaviest rainfall is expected to occur along the coast between Prince Rupert and Bella Bella. 70 to 90+ mm of rainfall over a 24 hour period is possible.
  • Much less rain forecast inland.
  • This system will bring warm air with freezing levels perhaps rising to 2000 metres on Monday night.
  • Heavy wet snow may collect over higher terrain for part of the storm.
  • The River Forecast Centre will monitor streamflows and high streamflow advisories or flood watches may be issued this weekend.

 In the longer term, freezing levels will fall on Wednesday and a less intense but active pattern continues for the rest of the week.

 Forecast confidence:

Moderate- precipitation amounts. There is a wide range of possibilities for rainfall amounts, monitor forecasts closer to the event.

High – regarding the wet pattern. 

For updates, please monitor upcoming weather forecast and possible warnings:

Weather Alerts: 

BC River Forecast Centre Flood Warnings & Advisories:

ECCC Daily Weather Blog:



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