Don’t put away the shovel away yet.
Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning as another five to ten centimetres of snow is expected to fall throughout the Lower Mainland this afternoon and overnight into Friday morning.
12:16 PM PST Thursday 14 February 2019
Snowfall warning in effect for:
- Metro Vancouver – southeast including Surrey and Langley
Snowfall with total amounts of 5 to 10 cm is expected.
Snow and a risk of freezing rain tonight and Friday morning.
Another area of low pressure will approach the south coast later today. Light snow falling over southern Vancouver Island will spread across the south coast early this afternoon as the low nears. The snow is expected to become heavier late this afternoon as a more organized band of precipitation moves up from the south. Most regions will see 5 to 10 cm of snow tonight.
This storm will be accompanied by slightly milder conditions and the snow is expected to be wetter (less fluffy) than earlier this week. With the onset of milder air with this system and prolonged outflow conditions a risk of freezing rain will exist tonight and Friday morning.
The snow developing later this afternoon and has potential to be fairly heavy around the early evening rush hour.
Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.
Douglas College (@douglascollege) tweeted Thursday afternoon that it’s closed all campuses and all evening classes are cancelled due to upcoming weather conditions.
BCIT Burnaby Campus (@BCIT) and Kwantlen Surrey Campus doors (@KwantlenU) remain open as of 4:30pm.
SFU Burnaby @SFU Night Classes are cancelled tonight.
Kwantlen University @KPUMedia has also closed all their campuses.
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