Second storm expected to bring up to 15 cm of snow to Metro Vancouver

Feb 14 2021, 8:30 pm

Environment Canada has issued a weather warning for parts of Metro Vancouver as a winter storm is expected to bring up to 15 centimetres of snow to the region.

The alert – the second of the day – was issued 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

“[A] second winter storm has arrived,” the weather authority said.

According to the alert, between 10 and 15 centimetres of snow is expected to fall.

Some areas will see the flurries become mixed with rain late Sunday afternoon.

Inland areas and those in the path of the Fraser Valley outflow winds should expect the flurries to continue through to Monday.

The rain-snow line will fluctuate between sea level and 200 metres, causing snowfall amounts to vary. Areas of higher terrain should expect to see more flurries fall.

Sunday’s storm comes on the heels of a record-breaking snowfall seen Saturday.

Environment Canada warns that surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways, and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow.

“Take frequent breaks and avoid strain when clearing snow,” they said.

Hopefully TransLink buses have their winter tires on today.

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