Sunday's atmospheric river broke 20 rainfall records across BC

Nov 15 2021, 11:44 pm

This past weekend’s atmospheric river broke close to two dozen rainfall warnings across British Columbia.

According to Environment Canada, 20 areas across the province broke daily records for precipitation. Cumulative totals also revealed how much rain areas in BC received between Saturday, November 13 at 11 am to Monday, November 15 at 11 am.

In the Lower Mainland, the YVR Vancouver Airport received 115 mm of precipitation, West Vancouver received 155 mm, and Vancouver Harbour received 133 mm. Abbotsford got 167 mm, Agassiz got 200 mm, and Hope got 230 mm.

Moving towards the interior, Squamish received 198 mm, Whistler received 115 mm, and the Coquihalla Summit got 229 mm.

Here’s a look at preliminary rainfall records that were set on November 14, 2021:

Abbotsford

Old record: 48.9 mm set in 1998
New record: 100.4 mm

Agassiz
Old record: 36.3 mm set in 1896
New record: 127.3 mm

Duncan
Old record: 54.3 mm set in 1913
New record: 68.2 mm

Hope
Old record: 34.7 mm set in 2018
New record: 174 mm

Invermere
Old record: 13.7 mm set in 1965
New record: 44.0 mm

Kootenay National Park
Old record: 8.8 mm set in 2016
New record: 44 mm

Langley
Old record: 62.3 mm set in 1983
New record: 90.7 mm

Lillooet
Old record: 16 mm set in 1975
New record: 27.8 mm

Malahat
Old record: 48.3 mm set in 1945
New record: 62.6 mm

Nakusp
Old record: 21 mm set in 1995
New record: 56 mm

Nanaimo
Old record: 67 mm set in 1983
New record: 77.8 mm

Nelson
Old record: 23 mm set in 2015
New record: 35.3 mm

Pemberton
Old record: 33 mm set in 1948
New record: 39.5 mm

Revelstoke
Old record: 40.6 mm set in 1919
New record: 66.9 mm

Sparwood
Old record: 12.2 mm set in 2016
New record: 34.5 mm

Vancouver
Old record: 42.6 mm set in 1998
New record: 52.5 mm

Victoria
Old record: 25.1 mm set in 1981
New record: 49.1 mm

Whistler
Old record: 49 mm set in 1939
New record: 54.7 mm

White Rock
Old record: 49 mm set in 1998
New record: 66.6 mm

Yoho National Park
Old record: 30.5 mm set in 1942
New record: 38.9 mm

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