Special Weather Statement calls for more snow over Metro Vancouver

Jan 13 2020, 2:42 pm

It’s not done snowing just yet, Vancouver.

Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement in effect 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 weather agency reports that “a series of disturbances are set to bring more snow to the south coast this week.”

The first disturbance, according to Environment Canada, is a weak system coming from the northwest on Monday evening. In addition to northwesterly winds over the Strait of Georgia, “locally heavier areas of snow are likely to develop.”

The second system is believed to hit the south coast on Tuesday evening, which is expected to bring snow overnight.

“Mainland arctic outflow winds reaching the eastern coast of Vancouver Island will create the potential for increased snowfall amounts locally,” says Environment Canada.

The third system on Thursday night is expected to bring a “fair degree of uncertainty.” The weather agency says that the mainland coast “may suffer a glancing blow.”

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