Snowstorm expected for Metro Vancouver this Family Day long weekend

Dec 19 2017, 9:36 am

Environment Canada has issued a weather alert for Metro Vancouver this upcoming Family Day long-weekend.

The government agency is expecting what it has termed as an “untimely snowstorm” based on evolving weather patterns and the storm’s direction towards the South Coast and Southwest Interior of British Columbia. A moisture packed system will mix in with the region’s cold air from the arctic outflow.

“While the details are still to be determined, forecasters are confident this storm will greatly impact the South Coast and Southwest Interior,” says a statement released this evening by Environment Canada.

Forecasters will release a special weather statement on Friday and will issue snowfall and/or other warnings within 24 hours of the first snowfall. At present, snowfall is expected to begin early-morning on Sunday and will continue until Tuesday afternoon.

Travellers during the long-weekend are advised by Environment Canada to make back-up plans in advance of disruptions to the region’s transportation network.

While the weather in sight could be a havoc for travellers, it will most certainly be a boon to local ski hills that have been suffering from a lull in snow this winter season.

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