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Another snowfall warning for Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley

Last Updated Feb 14, 2019 at 9:11 am PDT

Summary

A mix of rain, freezing rain, and heavy wet snow expected in the next day or so

Inland, higher-terrain areas could see another 10 to 12 centimetres fall

LOWER MAINLAND (NEWS 1130) – Get ready for what could be another blast of winter.

Another snowfall warning is in effect for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.

The temperature was close to minus 10 in several communities around the Lower Mainland early Thursday morning, with windchills around minus 12.

NEWS 1130 meteorologist Russ Lacate says freezing fog could make for black ice on the roads. “I don’t suspect the thaw even gets here until noon.”

As far as the incoming storm is concerned, Russ says it clouds over before noon and then precipitations start to spread in during the afternoon hours.

“This is a different storm. It’s got warmer air mixed in aloft. Because of that, we’re going to have all kinds of different forms of precipitation coming ashore — probably some rain and freezing rain by the coastline, heavy, wet snow with freezing rain in the mix for areas inland, closer to the mountains, and throughout the Fraser Valley.

“Because of that, the warning does include widely varying snowfall accumulations — most of it late today and tonight. I can imagine it might be a centimetre by the water, but it might be 10 to 12 centimetres inland and over higher terrain.”

Russ says Thursday’s high will reach plus 2, while the overnight temperature will hold near zero.

“Tomorrow, we still have a few more leftover showers of mixed rain and snow. The Friday high climbs to about three or four degrees above zero.”

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