Weather alert issued for Metro Vancouver ahead of second winter storm

Feb 14 2021, 8:00 am

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for parts of Metro Vancouver as a second winter storm approaches.

The alert was issued early Sunday morning and is in effect for several 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

According to the weather authority, snow will be spread throughout the Metro Vancouver region as a Pacific frontal system arrives on the south coast.

Snowfall amounts will vary, and Environment Canada may issue additional alerts once they become more certain.

The snow is expected to become mixed with rain late Sunday afternoon in some areas.

But inland areas, as well as those in the path of the Fraser Valley outflow winds, can expect the snow to continue through Monday.

The snow isn’t expected to stay on the ground for long, as rain is in the forecast for much of the coming week.

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