Severe Weather – What to report…
• North & West Vancouver Island
• Coastal Areas of the North Coast
• Coastal Areas of the Central Coast
Rainfall amounts of 50mm/12hours or 100mm/24hours
Time rain began
Description of rain (mod, hvy)
Damage including creeks and rivers flooding banks, mudslides
All occurrences. When air temperature is below 0 degrees Celsius and liquid rain freezes on contact with surface.
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?
Estimated speeds 85 km/h or greater
(Moderate or severe structural damage, uprooted trees)
Time wind surge hit
Direction from which wind blew
1 cm diameter (marble sized) or larger
Time hail began and ended
Depth if covering ground.
Signs of damage
Water Spout all sightings
Description of size
Direction of movement
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