Special weather statement calling for wet snow in Metro Vancouver today

Jan 8 2019, 4:14 pm

Do yourselves a favour and make sure you pack an umbrella for your daily commute.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Metro Vancouver today.

The statement, warning of wet snow across the region, 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 – southeast including Surrey and Langley
  • Metro Vancouver – southwest including Richmond and Delta
  • North Shore – including West Vancouver and North Vancouver

The reason for the statement is an approaching Pacific frontal system that will be bringing precipitation across the lower mainland.

According to Environment Canada, the cool airmass over the coast means that rain will be mixed with snow over the course of the day.

That being said, any snowfall accumulation is expected to be minimal.

Snow levels may rise overnight and rain is expected to continue into Wednesday.

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