Special weather statement calls for wet snowfall across Metro Vancouver

Dec 25 2018, 9:55 pm

While it’s nowhere close to being a White Christmas, it looks like Metro Vancouver might see some snowfall after all.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement in effect for the following areas:

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

The statement warns for the possibility of wet snow overnight and throughout Boxing Day, as well as snowfall over higher elevations, all caused by a Pacific frontal system.

Overnight, several centimetres of snowfall are expected at higher terrains. On Wednesday, December 26, 2018, amounts of 5 cm or more are expected.

The statement also warns for wet snow, mixed in with heavy precipitation across the Lower Mainland.

Rainfall is expected to end by Wednesday afternoon for the Metro Vancouver area, although those in the Fraser Valley can expect the showers to carry into the late evening.

Be sure to drive carefully, as visibility may be limited, as well as to give extra time going to and from your destination.

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