Just ahead of the Christmas weekend, snow has been falling in the western areas of the Fraser Valley and easternmost parts of Metro Vancouver throughout the day.
Between 5 cm and 10 cm of accumulation is expected for the Fraser Valley areas while lighter and wetter snowfall is being reported for the eastern areas of Metro Vancouver, such as Surrey, Langley, and Maple Ridge.
“A low pressure centre over the Washington Coast will track towards Vancouver Island this afternoon,” according to Environment Canada. “Moisture associated with this system will interact with the cool airmass in place over the Lower Mainland.”
Areas further west such as Vancouver, Burnaby (except SFU at Burnaby Mountain), and Richmond are experiencing rainfall, with temperatures hovering just three degrees above the freezing point. Temperatures in the region are generally warmer further west due to the warming influence of sea waters.
As previously reported, no new snow is expected in the city of Vancouver until after the Christmas weekend. There is a chance that temperature could be cold enough for snow to fall again early this week, beginning on Boxing Day.
All snow in Fleetwood Surrey (80meters elevation) #bcstorm pic.twitter.com/jYRc88xIMl
— Greg Pearce (@greg6950) December 23, 2016
Rain mixed with snow at Surrey centre pic.twitter.com/seV45Db7w9
— Johnson (@jzzhong) December 23, 2016
@MMadryga @NEWS1130Weather Oh you know. Some snow in White Rock/S. Surrey pic.twitter.com/QCwCZbi0z4
— Claus of the Joyful (@cool2dude45) December 23, 2016
@NEWS1130 Surrey/Langley border, just off the bypass. It is dumping snow. Couple cm over the last hour. pic.twitter.com/kGxDMGoONU
— PunkersPlays 🎮 (@PunkersSlave) December 23, 2016
@NEWS1130 snow sticking in Langley pic.twitter.com/Qdd75H1TT6
— Cknapp (@alternateimpact) December 23, 2016
@MMadryga Big snow flakes in Maple Ridge still pic.twitter.com/Udn3wtdRyn
— Mike B (@bcmike2342) December 23, 2016
2 days before Christmas and SNOWING heavily and sticking) in West Maple Ridge! The old snow hadn’t even disappeared yet. #WhiteChristmas pic.twitter.com/NKvndMCTBr
— Conni Christensen (@eyemabee) December 23, 2016
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