Saturday , June 19 2021

A special weather statement warns of a "winter mix" for the South Coast

We are not yet clear.

On Wednesday afternoon, Environment Canada issued a special weather forecast for Metro Vancouver, warning of a "winter mix of the next storm on Thursday and Friday."

The statement concerns the city of Vancouver, including Burnaby and New Westminster, as well as Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Surrey, Langley, Richmond, Delta and the North Bank, including North Vancouver and West Vancouver.

Here's a taste of what we can expect:

  • Humid snow is likely to start over the southern coast on Thursday afternoon or evening, with Howard Sound, Sunshine Coast and the eastern and inner island of Vancouver, seeing five to 15 cm snow by Friday morning.
  • Rainfall is expected to change to rain in parts of the Vancouver subway, Grand Victoria and the southern flooded islands where the warmer air moves.
  • Frosting rain may also appear in parts of the Vancouver subway, the Fraser valley, and the Howie Sound.

The statement warns that rising temperatures and rain on Thursday evening and Friday may cause an increase in snow melting, resulting in drought and poor drainage.

Good luck to all.

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