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Coverage of environment Canada since November 26, 2021.

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Rainfall warnings, flood watches in place as storm hits Vancouver Island

"...The river forecast centre says rivers are expected to rise through the day Saturday and overnight, with the Sooke River watershed seeing the "most focused rainfall. "..."

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Public weather alerts for B.C.’s Southern Interior: Environment Canada Globalnews.ca

"...SimilkameenThere is a special weather statement in effect for:Highway 3 – Hope to Princeton via Allison PassHeavy rain is expected Saturday night and Sunday with “potential impacts to vulnerable landscape and infrastructure. ”Rainfall totalling 40 to 60 mm is forecast for the region. The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development has also issued a high streamflow advisory for the Tulameen River, Similkameen River, Coldwater River and Nicola River..."

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Streamflow advisory upgraded to flood watch for most of Vancouver Island

"...“Rivers are expected to see rises through Saturday and overnight into Sunday,” notes the flood watch, adding that weather forecasts and hydrologic modelling and assessments suggest the potential for flooding in areas south half of Campbell River with most focused rainfall around Port Renfrew through to Cowichan Lake and the Sooke River watershed..."

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B.C.'s flood-stricken South Coast on high alert as next rainstorm arrives Globalnews.ca

"...Another storm remains forecast to hit the region on Wednesday and Thursday. The storms paired with the already damaged and vulnerable nature of the landscape prompted Environment Canada to issue its first-ever “red level alert” on Friday. The new ranking system didn't exist during B..."

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Rainfall warnings issued for Lower Mainland as B.C. communities brace for floods

"...Parts of the Lower Mainland could be drenched with up to 120 millimetres of rainfall by Sunday afternoon, according to new weather warnings from Environment and Climate Change Canada..."

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B.C. to proactively close Highway 3 and Highway 99 on Saturday as storm arrives Globalnews.ca

"...On Friday, Environment Canada issued a “red level alert” about back-to-back atmospheric rivers anticipated to bring heavy rain to southwestern B. C. between Saturday and Sunday, and again between Tuesday and Wednesday..."

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Hwy. 3, 99 and parts of Hwy. 1 to close over weekend as heavy rainfall sparks slide concerns

"...The highway closures come with a special flood watch ongoing, implemented by Environment Canada on Friday..."

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Okanagan avoids red alert rainfall warning

"...Arnel Castellan, a weather warning preparedness meteorologist for Environment Canada, said the red alert is something that 10 years ago he would not have predicted seeing in his career..."

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Environment Canada issues ‘red alert' with 3 atmospheric rivers in the forecast

"...Areas like Abbotsford saw flooding due to heavy rainfall events last week, and in a technical briefing this afternoon, Nov. 26, Armel Castellan, Environment Canada meteorologist, said B. C..."

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River Forecast Centre put entire South Coast on ‘flood watch'

"...Forecasters upgraded the South Coast to flood watch using hydrologic models, and maintained the flood warning for Sumas River, after Environment Canada called for more atmospheric rivers of rain..."

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Environment Canada issues first

"...Flood-ravaged communities across southern B. C. are not out of the woods yet, Environment Canada warned, as back-to-back atmospheric rivers approach..."

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CN close to Fraser Canyon reopening, Highway 1 access target mid-January

"...That warning goes for all highway travel in the southern B. C. , as a series of storms is expected through the region, with the heaviest rain expected next Tuesday and Wednesday..."

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An ice jam flood hazard assessment of a lowland river and its terminus inland delta

"...Flooding is one of the most frequent and most costly natural disasters that occur throughout Canada, and although there is ongoing work to update and improve flood hazard assessments and mapping of high flood risk rivers throughout the country, most studies only delve into open water flooding..."

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Space-time hot spots of critically ill small for gestational age newborns and industrial air pollutants in major metropolitan ar

"...Using National Pollutant Release Inventory data (n = 161 chemicals) and Environment Canada weather station data (n = 19 sites), we estimated monthly wind-dispersion of air emissions and calculated hot spots..."

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Development and validation of the Climate Model Confidence Index (CMCI): measuring ability to reproduce historical climate cond

"...This study further develops and finally validates the Climate Model Confidence Index (CMCI) as a simple and effective metric for evaluating and ranking the ability of climate models to reproduce historical climate conditions..."

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