They say "when it rains, it pours" and that's true in B.C. right now, except with snow. Metro Vancouver was hit with a massive dump of snow overnight on Tuesday, January 14 and some regions will get hit again. In the late morning on Wednesday, January 15, Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning for Metro Vancouver.
That's on top of their earlier wind warning they issued the same day.
Right now, there's another snowfall warning in place for three major regions in Metro Vancouver:
- North Shore including West Vancouver and North Vancouver
- Coquitlam and Maple Ridge
- Surrey and Langley
These regions are expecting another 10 centimetres of snowfall on top of what's already on the ground.
You can keep up to date with all the recent alerts online from Environment Canada to see what's coming up.
Eventually, it'll warm up and it will all become a slushy mess before it's gone for good, so enjoy the snow day while you can.
The entire city basically shuts down anytime there's significant (sometimes insignificant, too) snowfall.
If you've ever waited for the bus that never came in the snow, you probably already know that the transit system usually struggles after a snowfall.
Snow, and lots of it over the South Coast, is causing hazardous conditions and travel delays on this morning’s comm… https://t.co/QsfXSOUCXY— ECCC Weather British Columbia (@ECCC Weather British Columbia)1579104366.0
Vancouverites were urged by the provincial government and by TransLink to stay home on Wednesday, January 15. The roads were not in great condition to drive.
#BCHwy91 SB Expect major delays this morning on the #AlexFraserBridge. #BCStorm https://t.co/GdEGM2LCEQ— DriveBC (@DriveBC)1579106142.0
Even if you know how to drive in the snow and you have your snow tires on, there were still major delays on the roads in Metro Vancouver.
Lots of snow 🌨️ for the South Coast since yesterday, especially on Vancouver Island & higher elevations of Metro Va… https://t.co/qMBE780FZ6— ECCC Weather British Columbia (@ECCC Weather British Columbia)1579112438.0
Almost the entire province is under weather alerts or warnings the week of Monday, January 13. In some regions, it's set to be record-breakingly cold. Colder than we've seen in a century.