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Up to 10 cm this morning: Snowfall warning declared for Metro Vancouver

DH Vancouver Staff Feb 17, 2018 9:06 am 5,455

Winter just doesn’t want to let go.

A snowfall warning for Metro Vancouver was issued by Environment Canada at 8:42 am this morning. Between five to 10 cm is expected to fall throughout the morning due to an approaching low bringing heavy precipitation.

The precipitation will shift from rain to snow throughout the morning. Some areas of the Vancouver region have already started to see large flakes.

Road conditions in the region could quickly deteriorate.

More snowfall and frigid temperatures on Sunday

While there will be a break from snowfall this afternoon and evening, it is expected to return beginning early Sunday morning when a a blast of arctic air arrives in the South Coast overnight.

According to the federal weather agency, after the low exits Metro Vancouver tonight, a cold front will sweep across the region bringing more snowfall and a strong surge of cold arctic air from the BC Interior in its wake.

“The surge of Arctic air will continue through the mainland valleys and inlets on Sunday ushering in the coldest air of the season for the inner South Coast,” reads a statement.

“There is potential for wind warnings due to the outflow for southern sections of Metro Vancouver, Greater Victoria, Fraser Valley, and Howe Sound on Sunday.”

On Sunday, temperatures will not exceed the freezing mark and reach an overnight low near -10°C. Similar temperatures will hold throughout the week, with the potential for snow returning on Wednesday through the weekend.

DH Vancouver Staff
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