Snowfall warning calling for up to 10 cm in Metro Vancouver

Feb 15 2019, 12:19 am

Don’t be surprised if you see some snowfall this Valentine’s Day.

More winter weather could be making its return sooner than expected, according to a snowfall warning issued by Environment Canada.

The statement is in effect for the following areas:

  • City of Vancouver – including Burnaby and New Westminster
  • Metro Vancouver – northeast including Coquitlam and Maple Ridge
  • Metro Vancouver – southwest including Richmond and Delta
  • North Shore – including West Vancouver and North Vancouver

As a low-pressure system approaches the south coast, anywhere between five to 10 cm of snowfall is expected.

Snow is expected to develop this afternoon but, depending on location, will transition into rain overnight or on Friday morning.

Environment Canada stresses the potential for snowfall during the late afternoon and early evening rush hour.

If driving, prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions.

Anyone using public transit may want to give themselves extra time as well.

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