November weather recap via Environment Canada

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November weather recap

The west and east coasts of Canada have been pounded by storms this November. Here is a summary of some of the most impactful weather in the country this month.



Atlantic Canada

Meanwhile on November 22 and 23, a storm system tapping into subtropical moisture from the Caribbean, dumped 50 to 280 mm of rain across parts of Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, Prince Edward Island and the Lower North Shore of Quebec.

Some of the more notable rainfall amounts and wind gusts were:

  • Ingonish Beach, NS 263.3 mm
  • Sydney Airport (RCS), NS 126.7 mm and wind gusts 98 km/h
  • Halifax Stanfield International Airport, NS 69.4 mm and wind gusts 98 km/h
  • Saint Joseph Du Moine, NS 134 km/h
  • Charlottetown, PEI 67.5 mm

British Columbia

At approximately 5:00 p.m. PDT on November 6, a large and robust waterspout was observed over the Strait of Georgia near the Vancouver International Airport. The waterspout moved inland near the University of British Columbia, and became a tornado. It brought down trees and power lines in the area, resulting in local power outages.

From November 13 to November 15, the south coast of BC was hit by yet another “atmospheric river” of moisture causing widespread flooding, mud and rockslides. All major highways from the coast to the Interior of BC were damaged and then closed as 150-300 mm of rain fell in the Fraser Valley over 48 hours.

Hope and Abbotsford Airport recorded 174.0 mm and 100.4 mm of rain respectively on November 14th. These are the all-time rainiest days ever observed at these stations. With the enormous precipitation amounts observed from November 13-15, some areas have received 300% more precipitation than normal in a month.

Wet weather continued to drench the west coast through the end of the month, as a parade of storms hit, aggravating the widespread flooding seen in the Fraser Valley.

Rainfall amounts in the Lower Mainland region from Nov 9-28 incl.





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