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Second snowfall warning issued for Metro Vancouver

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DH Vancouver Staff Dec 05, 2016 5:48 am 16,177

Another snowfall warning has been issued for Metro Vancouver.

No sooner hazard Environment Canada cancelled their earlier weather warning for Metro Vancouver this morning than the skies opened up and dumped another dose of the white stuff on downtown.

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The latest blizzards have prompted Environment Canada to issue its second snowfall warning for Metro Vancouver as the region continues to get dumped on by Mother Nature.

“Intense flurries have redeveloped over areas of Metro Vancouver,” the warning states. “Snowfall accumulations will vary widely across the region. Some areas are not expecting snow to accumulate while others could see an additional 5 cm before the band dissipates.”

The warning also reminded road users to be wary in the difficult conditions.

“Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions,” it stated. “Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow.”

Record snowfall

According to preliminary recordings by Environment Canada, Metro Vancouver had received between 2 and 10cm of snowfall by 1 pm on Monday, December 5, with the North Shore getting between 5 and 15cm.

To put that into context, the all time record for snowfall on December 5 is 15.7cm which was set all the way back in 1942, so if the weather doesn’t let up anytime soon the city might have a shot at breaking the long held marker.

There’s more to come

The good news is that the snow will pass this evening as the weather moves south into Washington State.

The bad news is that more snow is forecast for Metro Vancouver later in the week.

Image: Environment Canada


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