A new Snowfall Warning is in effect for Metro Vancouver

Jan 15 2020, 7:11 pm

Had enough yet, Vancouver?

Not long after lifting its Snowfall Warning on Wednesday morning, Environment Canada has now issued a new Snowfall Warning for the region.

The areas affected this time include the following:

  • 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

According to the national weather agency, “an area of low pressure currently offshore will approach the BC Coast late this afternoon.”

That low pressure “will bring strong southeasterly winds to the region. This will create a slow transition from snow to rain for areas mainly near the Strait of Georgia and low lying areas tonight.”

However, “cold air will remain in place over the North Shore, Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, as well as northern sections of Langley and Surrey.”

Snowfall accumulations of 10 cm is expected over these areas tonight as a result, before the snow eases to scattered showers “or flurries” Thursday.

So while the snow may have currently eased up in some areas, you’ll want to keep those shovels – or folding chairs, even — close at hand .

Eric ZimmerEric Zimmer

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