Alerts for: Metro Vancouver

Warnings

10:14 PM PST Friday 28 November 2014
Snowfall warning in effect for:

  • Metro Vancouver

Snow has begun over much of the Lower Mainland and portions of Vancouver Island.

As arctic air makes its way from the BC Interior to the coast tonight, temperatures will continue to drop and winds increase from the east. Over the Lower Mainland, accumulations near 5cm can be expected, mainly over eastern Metro Vancouver and western Fraser Valley.

Overnight, the arctic air will reach Vancouver Island and snow currently occuring in the Parksville area will shift southward. As the cold air moves over the Strait of Georgia, it will pick up moisture and snow streamers are forecast to develop. These will give widely varying amounts of snow but local accumulations of 10cm over southern portions of East Vancouver Island and portions of the Gulf Islands are expected.

Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please monitor local media or Weatheradio. Email reports of severe weather to pacificstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet with the hashtag #BCStorm.

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