Arctic outflow warning January 12, 2020 11:09 AM


Alerts for: Central Coast - inland sections


11:09 AM PST Sunday 12 January 2020
Arctic outflow warning in effect for:

  • Central Coast - inland sections

Very strong outflow winds and severely cold wind chill values are expected or occurring.

A prolonged period of frigid temperatures, very strong arctic outflow winds and wind chill values of minus 20 and below continue.

The arctic ridge of high pressure over the BC interior responsible for these conditions will persist through the week.

Frostbite and hypothermia can occur within minutes if adequate precautions are not taken when outdoors. Minimize exposed skin with hats, scarves and mittens or gloves. Ensure that shelter is provided for pets and outdoor animals. Store or anchor objects so they are not tossed by the wind causing injury or damage.

Arctic outflow warnings are issued when bitterly cold air flows from the interior to coastal communities and the outflow winds create wind chill values of -20 or less for 6 hours or more.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports using #BCStorm.