Vancouver Weather Forecast Calls For Damaging Winds & Blowing Snow Friday

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Vancouver Weather Forecast

Strong winds and blowing snow are in the Vancouver weather forecast today.

Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for Metro Vancouver – southeast including Surrey and Langley.

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Vancouver Weather Forecast

Strong outflow winds with speeds of up to 90 km/h will develop Friday evening over the Fraser Valley, southeastern Metro Vancouver, Greater Victoria and the Southern Gulf Islands.

Any falling snow during the period of strong winds may result in reduced visibilities in blowing snow.

The weather agency says that damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. Loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions due to high winds.

Snow In The Vancouver Weather Forecast

A special weather statement is also in effect for:

  • City of Vancouver – including Burnaby and New Westminster
  • Metro Vancouver – northeast including Coquitlam and Maple Ridge
  • Metro Vancouver – southwest including Richmond and Delta
  • North Shore – including West Vancouver and North Vancouver

Snow is expected today as a low develops off Vancouver Island. Accumulations will vary “considerably across the south coast but generally the areas from Courtenay to Campbell River and along the Sunshine Coast are forecast to receive total snowfall accumulations of 5 to 10 cm by the time the snow ends overnight” reads a statement.

2 to 4 cm of snow is expected for the Metro Vancouver region throughout Friday.

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