Snowfall Warning in effect for parts of Metro Vancouver

Jan 17 2020, 5:16 pm

A Snowfall Warning is in effect for parts of Metro Vancouver.

According to Environment Canada, the warning applies to Surrey and Langley with total amounts of 10 cm expected.

“Another strong storm system will cross the south coast tonight. Outflow winds will work to lower surface temperatures below the freezing mark this evening and through to at least tomorrow morning,” said the weather agency in a statement.

“Snow is expected to develop late this evening with 5 cm expected tonight. An additional 5 cm is possible Saturday morning.”

Warm air will pushed onto the coast early Saturday morning and with the sub-zero outflow winds, there is also a risk of freezing rain.

“At this point a transition to rain is forecast later Saturday morning, but timing on this matter remains unclear. Total snowfall amounts will depend on when this transition to rain occurs,” notes Environment Canada.

A special weather statement calling for more snow, freezing rain, and heavy winds is also in place for the following areas:

  • Metro Vancouver – central including the City of Vancouver Burnaby and New Westminster
  • 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
  • Metro Vancouver – southwest including Richmond and Delta

The storm will arrive tonight with snow beginning in the late evening. As warmer air moves into the region, the snow is forecast to eventually turn into rain through Saturday.

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