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Both winter storm and snowfall warnings in effect for City of Vancouver

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DH Vancouver Staff Dec 27, 2017 7:28 am 18,266

Get ready for a very wintery day, Vancouver.

Environment Canada has issued both a winter storm warning and a snowfall warning for the City of Vancouver today, December 27. This follows up on the Special Weather Statement issued yesterday.

Up to 15 cm of snow is expected over the next 24 hours, with Metro Vancouver forecast to receive 5 cm today, and another 10 cm set to continue over higher terrain tonight.

According to the Winter Storm warning, hazardous winter conditions are expected, including changing road conditions.

Stay safe out there, Vancouver.

Both Environment Canada warnings are listed in full below.

Snowfall warning in effect for:

  • City of Vancouver – including Burnaby and New Westminster
  • North Shore – including West Vancouver and North Vancouver

Snowfall, with total amounts of 10 to 15 cm is expected.

A frontal system advancing from the Pacific will result in snow developing this morning over Metro Vancouver with snowfall amounts up to 5 cm today.

Meanwhile a low developing southwest of the region will allow snow to reintensify this evening. Snow is expected to change to rain near the sea level late this afternoon while snow will continue over higher terrain with snowfall amounts up to 10 cm tonight. Freezing level will rise further and the snow will change to rain through the region Thursday morning.

Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow.

 Winter storm warning in effect for:

  • Metro Vancouver – northeast including Coquitlam and Maple Ridge
  • Metro Vancouver – southeast including Surrey and Langley

Hazardous winter conditions are expected.

A frontal system advancing towards the region will result in snow redeveloping this morning with up to 5 cm of snow today.

A strong system will move towards Vancouver Island tonight and the snowfall will intensify. Warmer air aloft will spread across the region while brisk northeast winds maintain the cool air near the surface. Amounts of snow in the range of 10 to 20 cm are possible before the snow transitions to an extended period of freezing rain on Thursday. A significant layer of ice is possible through Friday especially over Central and Eastern Fraser Valley.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots will become icy, slippery and hazardous. Ice build-up may cause tree branches to break. Poor weather conditions may contribute to transportation delays.

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