Sunny Start to the Week But Falling Temperatures & Snow by the End...Dec 2nd

  • A few light rain showers moved through Vancouver this morning behind a major frontal system that brought heavy snow to the BC interior last night as well
  • Snowfall warnings are still in place for the East Kootenay region for another 10-15 cm but the snow is tapering as it tracks across the Prairies - turning into a major winter storm for the Prairies right now with blizzard conditions for many
  • Back in Vancouver though, mainly blue skies are the story today with temps hovering around 5 degrees for YVR thanks to a cool westerly flow
  • Some flurries have been reported in Abbotsford east to Chilliwack this morning, as well as parts of Vancouver Island
  • But blue skies and dropping temps will be the story for Tuesday - Thursday as modified arctic air begins filtering down across BC
  • Overnight lows will get down to -3 tonight for YVR with afternoon highs struggling to get above zero by Thursday. 
  • With colder air in place, things may be falling as snow by the time we hit Friday and a low pressure system develops off the coast bringing some moisture into play
  • At this point it just looks like light snow for Friday and Saturday but with the cold air hanging around for at least the next 7 days - hints of an end of weekend/early next week storm may mean the first big snowfall for the south coast

Dangerous Winter Storm Hitting Southern Alberta
  • An intense winter storm is hitting much of Central and Southern Alberta today and will continue into Tuesday. 
  • 15 to 30 cm of snow is expected to fall in most areas by Tuesday morning before gradually tapering off tomorrow
  • Winds and cold temperatures are the big factors though, adding up to a blizzard warning for all of southern Alberta including the City of Calgary
  • Reduced visibilities in blowing snow (50-80 km/h) over open areas and along major highways are leading to major road closures & flight delays that will likely continue for the evening commute tonight and the commute to work tomorrow
  • The strong northerly winds are also ushering in a very cold Arctic airmass which will remain entrenched over the province for the remainder of the week. Wind Chills this evening will get down to the -30s
  • A snowfall warning also remains in effect for Edmonton with 10-15 cm but Southern Alberta will be the hardest hit today
  • Further east the heavy snow has started to spread across Southern Saskatchewan. Snow will continue to fall this afternoon and tonight before tapering off Tuesday morning. Total snowfall amounts will be between 10 to 15 cm with the highest amounts are expected along and south of the Trans Canada highway corridor. Reduced visibilities in blowing snow and frigid wind chills will also be a concern for SK
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  • The excursion successfully expanded the Canadian High Arctic Ionosphere Network. CHAIN is a space weather monitoring grid that maps radiation blooms coming from the sun and solar winds. That space weather impacts everything from cell phone signals, navigation systems to commercial plane routes on Earth.

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