Residents of South Surrey and White Rock woke up to a rather wintry surprise this morning.
Just as the Thanksgiving long weekend wrapped up, people were startled to see a full covering of what appeared to be sparkling white snow covering the roads and lawns.
— Jenny Bray (@jenny_bray) October 11, 2017
— Barry (@barryjohnston18) October 11, 2017
White Rock RCMP posted images of the winter wonderland to Twitter urging citizens to “drive safe.”
— White Rock RCMP (@WhiteRockRCMP) October 11, 2017
Snow Shock In Surrey?
As much as it looked like snow, the frosted appearance was due to a covering of hail; however, Environment Canada warns that some areas may be in for some surprises. They report that higher elevations could see snow within the next couple of days. Coquitlam also had a shock in September that looked very much like snow.
Whistler will likely get a dusting Wednesday evening and the following Thursday morning. Whistler experienced an early snowfall in September to the delight of many enthusiastic snowboarders and skiers. Grouse Mountain received its first snowfall of the season this morning, as well.
Apparently, this extremely cold, unseasonable weather is due to a low pressure centre over the lower mainland.