Wet Snow for Some, Lots of Rain Ahead for All the South Coast...Dec 11th

  • A strong low pressure system has now spread heavy snow across the northern coast & interior. Snowfall warnings remain in place from Dease Lake to Caribou for up to 40 cm by tomorrow morning
  • As for the south coast, we are now in the 'warm sector' of that system so above zero by a couple of degrees today. 
  • Conditions are mainly dry today but there may be some wet snow/light rain swinging through in the next few hours
  • The cold front of the system will slide through the south coast beginning tonight - Parts of Vancouver Island, How Sound & Whistler could see upwards of 20 cm tomorrow
  • With freezing levels around sea level for Vancouver - we may see some wet snow for higher elevations but mainly rain for low lying areas starting tomorrow morning and lasting through much of the day
  • Friday will see lingering showers and temperatures sneaking a up a few more degrees to 5 or 6 degrees
  • Saturday the next system moves in for a wet but mild weekend (temps around 7 or 8 degrees)...snow levels will be between 1500-1000 m over the weekend so some fresh snow for the alpine levels

Canadian Winter Weather
  • Warm-up in the forecast for BC & AB but SK & MB still in the below -35 wind chills through to next week
  • Snow squalls the story today for southern Ontario: A sharp Arctic cold front is pushing bands of snow well inland from Georgian Bay, and will continue to extend all the way across the regions to the St Lawrence River at times today, and down towards Lake Ontario shore this evening.
  • Tracking potential winter storm from Ontario ---> Maritimes this weekend. Could be the first big dump of snow for Toronto for holiday weekend plans
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Prolonged Cold Snap ---> Rare fog in the Grand Canyon
  • The recent prolonged cold period in western North America has caused a rare phenomenon: eerie looking inversion stratus in the Grand Canyon. 
  • Common in the winter in BC but totally rare for the Grand Canyon - The recent snow helped reflect (instead of absorb) the sun's radiation. 
  • Parks employees said this is a once-in-a-decade occurrence.
  • http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/fog-grand-canyon/20606803
  • Also, really cool photos of fog in London England today: http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/photos-dense-fog-london/20886348
National Parks Service

Vancouver Weather





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