Special Weather Statement remains in effect for Metro Vancouver

Jan 14 2020, 6:04 pm

A Special Weather Statement issued by Environment Canada remains in effect, calling for “more snow for the south coast this week.”

The statement, which was renewed on Tuesday morning, is in effect for the following areas:

  • Metro Vancouver – central including the City of Vancouver Burnaby and New Westminster
  • Metro Vancouver – North Shore including West Vancouver and North Vancouver
  • Metro Vancouver – northeast including Coquitlam and Maple Ridge
  • Metro Vancouver – southeast including Surrey and Langley
  • Metro Vancouver – southwest including Richmond and Delta

The weather agency says that outflow winds will “continue to drive cold arctic air” into the region throughout the week.

“Additionally, over the next few days, a series of pacific disturbances will combine with the cold airmass to produce several rounds of snow.”

The first system is expected on Tuesday morning and could bring weak flurries near the Straight of Georgia and the Juan de Fuca straight.

Another system will move onto Metro Vancouver overnight. Environment Canada says that “the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley will see snow tonight with amounts of 5 to 10 cm expected by Wednesday morning and an additional few cm’s during the day Wednesday.”

Environment Canada also predicts a third system on Wednesday night, although there’s a “fair degree of uncertainty … regarding its impact upon the south coast.”

Get ready, Vancouver, because it looks like the snow isn’t over just yet.

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