Snow in the forecast for Vancouver on the first official day of winter

Dec 21 2017, 4:01 pm

It’s officially the first day of winter, and with it comes news of more snow in Vancouver’s short-term forecast.

Like most Canadian cities in the winter, sometimes, it snows. And while Vancouver freaked out earlier this week following what the east coast would consider “light furries,” there’s more of the white stuff falling from the sky expected on Thursday evening and over the weekend. So, brace yourselves.

According to The Weather Network, Vancouver is getting a rare arctic front that will develop southwest of Vancouver Island Thursday evening, which may result in sporadic snow-showers in the Lower Mainland before Friday morning.

The Weather Network

“These arctic fronts are notoriously tricky to forecast, but I still suspect a couple snow-showers to develop across the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley, giving a localized 1-3 cm here and there, especially through the overnight into Friday morning,” said Meteorologist Tyler Hamilton.

The local forecast is showing scattered flurries through Thursday evening, with a low of 0°C and a windchill of -3°C. Meaning, we’re dipping below freezing.

This cold front is expected to continue throughout the next week, with a chance for a white Christmas for the west coast. The Weather Network is showing a current accumulation of 2-4 cm on Christmas Eve, but with the temperatures sticking to near freezing, chances are that snow won’t all melt away by Christmas day.

To put this in context, Toronto is currently expecting up to 15 cm, which is just called Thursday there.

See, it’s not all that bad.

The Weather Network

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