Vancouver Showery Weather Continues..Cold & Dry Weekend...Jan 29th

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  • 2-7 mm has fallen across the south coast overnight with drizzle continuing through the day today
  • Conditions will gradually dry up this afternoon and through Thursday but mainly cloudy skies will continue along with the risk for showers
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  • The rain-maker is now moving through the Southern British Columbia producing a band of heavy snowfall for mountain passes in the southern interior. Total amounts will range from 5-10 cm over most areas before the system weakens by this evening. However, amount of 15 cm may be possible over the southern sections of the Coquihalla and into the Allison Pass.
  • A much colder airmass moves in on Friday as the Arctic airmass in place across much of the country tries to sneak westward.. it will be modified as it tracks south but temps are still looking o drop below zero by the end of the weekend through the overnights
  • The high that builds in for the weekend is not totally bright and sunny - tough to say how much cloud hangs around but at least the snow-makers can start up in the mountains  
  • MAYBE 5-7 cm via flurries today and light snow tomorrow for the local mountains. Van Isle ski resort Mt Washington, which boasts of usual "11m of winter snowfall" now closed indefinitely due to lack of snow.
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Fresh snow for Kelowna

Eastern Canada Winter Weather: Warming Up Tomorrow But More Snow
  • The blustery very cold weather pattern is still in place. Very strong winds are still producing localized blowing and drifting snow and associated poor visibilities today across much of southern ON & QC.
  • A state of emergency in the County of Dufferin has been declared due to high wind and frigid temperatures that have resulted in multiple closures of provincial, county and municipal roads resulting in a major impact to critical 
  • Temps will be climbing to just below zero tomorrow but that is in advance of 2-5 cm of snow tonight.. and long range models show more storms in the forecast over next 7 days
  • Also, a story that has been developing over the past few weeks: Great Lakes under the largest cover of ice in 20 years
  • http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/news/great-lakes-under-the-largest-cover-of-ice-in-decades-1.2513076
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Winter storm lashes Atlantic Canada: Schools close, roads deteriorate
  • Heavy snow winding down now for Nova Scotia with 15 cm left on the ground
  • The storm is NFLD's story today: Winter storm and snowfall warnings cover much of the province including the city of St. John's where 25+cm snow is expected by tomorrow morning.

Extreme Travel Chaos in Southern States Last Night
  • The same dangerous winter storm we were talking about on-air last night left upwards of 10 cm of snow, 100 mm of ice and minus double digit wind chills to the deep south - and they definitely were not use to dealing with severe winter weather. 
  • Travel chaos resulted in many cities, and at least 9 people died in storm-related accidents. 
  • Atlanta streets and highways quickly turned into parking lots last night, as schools, businesses, and government offices all closed nearly simultaneously, sending a huge number of vehicles onto the roads. Atlanta experienced its worst traffic day of all-time, and thousands of motorists were forced to abandon their vehicles, with many spending the night sheltering in stores, stalled cars, or strangers' homes. 
  • A Facebook group dubbed SnowedOutAtlanta, meant to connect stranded motorists with people willing to put them up for the night, had thousands of members by Tuesday night. Thousands of children never made it home, and were forced to spend the night at their schools or at bus shelters. 
  • The worst of the storm has now moved on but temps will struggle to reach the freezing mark, resulting in little improvement in road conditions during the day. A "Civil Emergency Message" continues for Atlanta throughout this afternoon because the roads are so bad
  • Lots of twitter pics of people sleeping in the isles of stores:
  • http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/show.html
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The "parking lot" drive home for many in Atlanta last night

..Meteorologists vs Local Officials

Vancouver Weather

Sunday

Periods of rain

3°C

Monday

Chance of showers

2°C

Tuesday

Sunny

0°C

Wednesday

Sunny

-1°C

Thursday

A mix of sun and cloud

-2°C