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Metro Vancouver Receives First Snowfall Of The Season

Metro Vancouver Receives First Snowfall Of The Season

While hard to imagine given the relatively warm year, Environment Canada’s forecast for snow in metro Vancouver on Thursday has proven to be true.

Light snowfall made an appearance in several areas throughout the lower mainland shortly after 9:00 am, but is expected to turn into rain by Thursday evening.

Precipitation from the next Pacific front will arrive over the south coast this morning. Temperatures will be low enough that rain will be mixed with snow over communities near the coast. The major urban areas of the south coast will likely see their first snowflakes of the season. Accumulations near the coast are expected to be minimal and precipitation will change completely to rain by this afternoon.

However, where cold air remains trapped over inland regions such as Howe Sound, Whistler, Inland Vancouver Island, and the eastern Fraser Valley, the snow will last longer and snowfall accumulations are forecast. At least 5 to 10 cm is expected over Inland Vancouver Island, Howe Sound and Whistler. Over the eastern Fraser Valley snow will begin later this afternoon and continue this evening.

 

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