Snowfall expected in Vancouver this week, frigid arctic air arrives

Dec 19 2017, 8:58 am

Bundle up! It’s about to get real cold in Metro Vancouver, and that could pave the way for the city’s first snowfall of the season.

According to Environment Canada, an arctic front will be moving into the Lower Mainland later today and will fully arrive by tonight.

The frigid air will bring temperatures dipping to -9 degrees Celcius this evening. Sub-zero temperatures will remain in the region until next Tuesday, December 10.

Clear and sunny skies are expected for much of the week. However, by Thursday night, an incoming system packed with moisture mixed in with the arctic front could bring ground-staying snow on Friday and the weekend.

Local ski resorts have been taking advantage of the recent cold weather by running snow making machines around-the-clock. Whistler/Blackcomb, Grouse, and Cypress Mountains have all partially opened to skiing and snowboarding.

More natural snow is required before operators can fully open their ski runs. Mount Seymour remains unopened until it receives more snow.


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