11:40 AM PDT Tuesday 11 October 2016 Special weather statement in effect for:
The first in a series of powerful October storms will approach the BC coast late Wednesday night bringing heavy rains and strong winds. A second storm is expected early Friday while a third will make landfall later on Saturday.
Rainfall will be heavy at times. Total rainfall accumulations from these storms may exceed 200 mm for West and Inland areas of Vancouver Island. Inner coastal regions may exceed 100 mm with even higher amounts near the mountains.
Strong winds will also accompany these storms. Winds over exposed coastal areas may exceed 80 km/h at times during these storms.
As the storms develop and approach the coast, the details will become clearer. Weather warnings will very likely be issued for multiple regions and updated as needed.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet reports to #BCStorm.