Environment Canada has released a series of weather warnings for almost half of BC including Vancouver. This Environment Canada statement is saying that Vancouver is expected to see up to 15 cm of snowfall by the end of today.
Last week, The Weather Network predicted we would see an early spring here in BC. While things did look promising with the blooming of cherry blossoms, it seems as though things have taken a turn to the colder side.
Earlier this morning, Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning for Vancouver. This snowfall warning has stated that Metro Vancouver could be seeing up to 15 cm of snow by the end of the day on Monday, March 11.
This warning has been issued for the city of Vancouver including Burnaby and New Westminster, Metro Vancouver including Coquitlam and Maple Ridge, and the North Shore including West Vancouver and North Vancouver. All these areas are expected to see anywhere from 10 to 15 cm of snow by the end of the day.
According to the weather statement, a Pacific frontal system approaching the city is bringing with it precipitation to the south coast today. Rain over Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley is expected to change from snow to a mix of snow and rain late into the afternoon and into early evening.
Places with higher terrain will be seeing snow accumulations continue into tomorrow morning. Anywhere from 5 to 10 cm of snow is possible in these areas.
Vancouver has had quite the weird weather lately. In February, Vancouver saw a record-breaking amount of snow. In fact, we saw more snow in February than we have in over a decade!
Vancouver was also recently treated to a weird weather phenomenon last Thursday. This is when Environment Canada was calling for a weird trio of snow, rain, and a thunderstorm.
A snowfall warning has been issued for 14 other areas around BC. All locations are calling for around 15 to 20 cm of snow. One area is even calling for a winter storm. Yikes.
Fingers crossed that this will be the last snowfall warning!