A blog about life in the Bella Coola Valley and the Central Coast area of British Columbia for anyone interested in an incredible and rich part of BC's coast. I hope to provide my thoughts about things as simple as weather observations and seasonal issues, to comments about life and the natural history in the Bella Coola Valley, the Central Coast and the west Chilcotin area.
Note: All photos on this blog were taken by the author unless otherwise noted. While the photos and written material are all the property of the author and protected by Copyright, I'm not a professional photographer and you can use the photos if a link or attribution is provided back to my blog. If you have a need to use a particular photo and you want the high resolution file, leave a comment with your email (I won't publish it) and we can discuss what use you intend the photo for. Grizzly
A resident of the Bella Coola Valley and observer of the natural history, geography, resources, regional climate and cultural history of the Bella Coola Valley, Central Coast and the West Chilcotin area of BC.
Since noon on Friday, the Bella Coola Valley has been receiving continuous and fairly heavy rain, something in excess of 100 mm in 24 hours. The temperature at valley bottom has not moved between 0 C and 1 C further west at the airport. The rain is not freezing rain but it is very cold and after all that rain fell, there has not been a noticeable melt in the 20 cm snow that fell Thursday night and Friday morning, even the snow on the trees has not fallen. It's a good thing, because the total precipitation in this storm was well up there and with the right thawing conditions and the high snow pack already in the mountains, it could have been a moderate flood. Sorry no photo again - the clouds and mist never lifted enough to see the mountains. Grizzly