Environment Canada has forecasted heavy, warm precipitation for the Hurley Road next week! Conditions on the snow road will deteriorate quickly if freezing levles rise. Be aware that the Lillooet River can rise and flood the Upper Lillooet River FSR quickly!
An intense and very moist Pacific front may stall over the extreme southern part of the BC Coast from Monday through Wednesday. The pdf attachment below shows the current model forecasts of total precipitation and the rising freezing level. Early winter season rain-on-snow events can also cause significant snow-melt and flooding.
Warm moist Pacific air over-riding Arctic air in the interior valleys may lead to periods of freezing rain. This scenario will be monitored closely by forecasters at the Pacific Storm Prediction Centre. Special Weather Statements or Warnings may be required if the computer models remain consistent with this forecast through the weekend.
Areas of particular concern for the Squamish Lillooet Regional District are Upper Pemberton Meadows (Hurley Road), Mt. Currie corridor, Upper Squamish and Paradise Valleys. Thanks to incoming SLRD Area A Director Debbie Demare for this update.