Fraser Valley – Tens of thousand of BC Hydro customers were affected by the wind (and hail) on Sunday afternoon and the wind wont let up until Monday morning. That’s when we get back to seasonal sunshine and temperatures 11 to 14C.
4:16 PM PDT Sunday 28 March 2021
Special weather statement in effect for:
- Fraser Valley – central including Chilliwack
- Fraser Valley – east including Hope
- Fraser Valley – west including Abbotsford
Strong winds are expected to continue this evening.
An intense Pacific cold front moved across the south coast today. Strong southerly winds over many areas this morning have shifted to strong west or northwest this afternoon.
Winds gusts up to 80 km/h are possible through this evening. Power outages are possible at these wind speeds.
Additionally, the unstable conditions behind the cold front will continue to bring scattered heavy showers with the risk of thunderstorms and hail early this evening.
Winds will ease and skies will clear later tonight as a ridge of high pressure builds over the region.
4:33 PM PDT Sunday 28 March 2021
Snowfall warning in effect for:
- Coquihalla Highway – Hope to Merritt
- Highway 3 – Hope to Princeton via Allison Pass
An intense spring storm system has brought near 35 cm of snow to Coquihalla Highway – Hope to Merritt at the higher elevations since last night. Additional snowfall amounts of 5 to 10 cm are forecast before the snow tapers off to a few flurries this evening.
Meanwhile, light snow over Highway 3 – Hope to Princeton via Allison Pass will intensify tonight as the system passes the region. Total snow accumulations up to 20 cm can be expected by tomorrow morning.
Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.
Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions.