Severe Weather Reporting Standards – Vancouver Island

Severe Weather – What to report…
• North & West Vancouver Island
• Coastal Areas of the North Coast
• Coastal Areas of the Central Coast

Flooding Rain
Rainfall amounts of 50mm/12hours or 100mm/24hours
Time rain began
Description of rain (mod, hvy)
Damage including creeks and rivers flooding banks, mudslides

Freezing Rain
All occurrences. When air temperature is below 0 degrees Celsius and liquid rain freezes on contact with surface.

Heavy Snow
Accumulations greater than 3 cm except greater than 10 cm Prince Rupert and Port Alberni areas
Time continuous snowfall began
Rate of accumulation (cm per hour),
Is it still snowing?

Strong Wind
Estimated speeds 85 km/h or greater
(Moderate or severe structural damage, uprooted trees)
Time wind surge hit
Direction from which wind blew

Hail
1 cm diameter (marble sized) or larger
Time hail began and ended
Depth if covering ground.
Signs of damage

Tornado
Funnel cloud
Water Spout all sightings
Time seen
Description of size
Distance away
Direction of movement
Damage.

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