Big Changes Ahead: Back to Mild & Stormy Starting Tomorrow...Dec 10th

  • With temperatures hovering around zero this morning across the south coast, precip from our moist northwesterly flow has been switching between light snow, drizzle and freezing drizzle, making the morning roads very slippery
  • Freezing drizzle warnings have ended now for metro Vancouver as the precip begins to taper across the south coast - still in place for the Fraser Valley though until later this afternoon but most of the south coast should dry out in the next few hours
  • A Pacific frontal system is quickly approaching the BC coast today, that is strong enough to finally kick out our arctic high and bring big changes across the whole province
  • The system is already spreading warmer air and snow to the North Coast inland sections today, becoming heavier tonight for as much as 40 cm of snow by late Wednesday. Snowfall warnings are in place for much of northern & central BC
  • As for us on the south coast, it looks like by the time the first round of precip gets down to us tomorrow morning, it will be relatively light - starting as flurries but changing over to showers as the freezing level drops in the milder air - temps for Vancouver will be around 2 or 3 by the afternoon
  • The next round of rain will move in for Thursday, with temps back up to 4 or 5 degrees
  • Yet another system will slide in for the weekend, with temps back up to 6 or 7 degrees
  • The next few rounds of storms is much more typical of our winter weather, meaning rain for the lowlands but good amounts of fresh snow for the mountains.
So it could be worse: New Data Shows Coldest temperature ever recorded on Earth in Antarctica: -93.2C

Highlights Across the Country:
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Vancouver Weather





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