While the sun is still shinning brightly in Metro Vancouver, the weather forecast is decidedly cold. In fact, the forecast is calling for snow in the region.
As of 9:10 am on Tuesday, February 13th, Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning for Metro Vancouver. Snow is expected to fall on the BC South Coast beginning late Tuesday afternoon.
Snow in Metro Vancouver
Special weather statement in effect for:
- City of Vancouver – including Burnaby and New Westminster
- Metro Vancouver – northeast including Coquitlam and Maple Ridge
- Metro Vancouver – southeast including Surrey and Langley
- Metro Vancouver – southwest including Richmond and Delta
- North Shore – including West Vancouver and North Vancouver
The Arctic air has been in place over the South Coast for several days. A potent storm system over the Alaskan panhandle will advance southwards today, bringing pacific moisture into the mix.
“Snowfall accumulations of 5 to 15 cm are quite possible, especially away from the Strait of Georgia, before the snow ends Wednesday morning. Freezing levels on Vancouver Island should be high enough to restrict significant snow accumulations to elevations higher than about 200 m.”
In addition, the report cautions that weather on the Sea to Sky could become dangerous; weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions.