UPDATE: Environment Canada has issued a new heavy snowfall warning on Friday morning. The new forecast calls for 10-25cm.
If the latest weather forecast is accurate, Metro Vancouver is in for a lot of snow on Friday.
According to a special weather statement issued by Environment Canada, we’ll be receiving a snowfall tomorrow morning which is expected to taper off late in the afternoon. This will be followed by flurries into the evening.
The forecast originally called for 5-10 centimetres, but is now predicting 10-15 centimetres.
Further inland where surface temperatures are expected to remain at or below the freezing mark, a risk of freezing drizzle will exist.
We’ll get a short sunny break on Saturday, with a chance of snow or rain later that night.
As many would expect, both morning and afternoon commutes could become chaotic. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow.
It’s advised to allow yourself extra travel time and to operate vehicles with patience.
Wednesday’s light dusting of snow caused 22 collisions within 24 hours in Richmond. YVR airport has also issued a warning to passengers that operations may be affected due to weather.
The snowfall warning is 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
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