Snowfall warning in effect for Metro Vancouver

Dec 11 2016, 3:58 am

Precipitation on Saturday afternoon was supposed to turn into wet snow or rain, but that’s no longer the case as Environment Canada has issued another snowfall warning.

The federal weather agency says it expects an additional 5 cm to fall in Metro Vancouver later today through tomorrow, especially over higher terrain and eastern areas of the region. The snowfall accumulations could increase significantly if the bulk of the bands of precipitation shifts slightly northward.

There is still a possibility that the snow may be mixed with light rain this afternoon as temperatures will be hovering near the freezing mark.

Areas near sea level will likely see precipitation fall as wet snow and rain.

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For the Fraser Valley, including Abbotsford and Chilliwack, accumulations of between 20 and 30 cm are expected today and tomorrow. No significant snowfall is expected for Squamish and Whistler at this time.

Here are the snowfall accumulations local ski hills and resorts have received over the past 24 hours:

  • Cypress Mountain: 28 cm
  • Grouse Mountain: 29 cm
  • Mount Seymour: 56 cm
  • Whistler Blackcomb: 13 cm
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