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Vancouver could get snow in March, say latest forecasts

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Jenni Sheppard Feb 20, 2017 5:44 am 22,266

Snow in March? In Vancouver? It could happen. Weather forecasters are already predicting more snowfall here this week – and beyond.

According to the Weather Network, the snow will start on Wednesday, March 1 and continue through Monday, March 6.

Accuweather picks up from there, forecasting snow all the way from Monday, March 6 through Friday, March 10.

The snow may also make a one-day return on Tuesday, March 14, according to Accuweather’s forecast.

Alyssa Charbonneau with Environment Canada told Daily Hive that although the government agency doesn’t forecast so far ahead, March snowfall isn’t impossible.

On average, Charbonneau said, Vancouver gets 2.3 cm of snow in March, over a period of about one day.

But on March 2, 1962, the city set a March snowfall record, receiving an epic 25.9 cm of snow in one day.

“To get significant snowfall, multiple days of snow, where we’ve been snowed in, that would be unusual,” said Charbonneau.

“But given that we have had snowfall in March before, it’s not out of the realms of possibility that we would see trace amounts of snow.”

Well, if it does happen, it’ll certainly help that pre-spring skiing!

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Jenni Sheppard
Jenni is a former Senior Staff Writer at Daily Hive. Happy Vancouverite. Traveller, snowboarder, foodie, film fan, feminist, geek, cheesemaker, curler.

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