More Arctic Air Before End of Long Weekend Snow...Feb 6th
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- Our arctic ridge continues to hold strong across BC, ushering in strong easterly winds through the valleys to give the south coast a taste of the frigid air mass for a few more days
- A number if daily low temp records once again fell this morning incl YVR, West Van & Victoria with lows down to -8.4 at YVR
- That was a 66 year old record for YVR - with the previous record was set back in 1948, where it got down to -7.8°C
- Easterly winds this morning brought wind chill values down to -14 for YVR...feeling even colder for those with stronger winds
- Clear and cold with little change in the forecast expected through to Saturday
- A system pushing up to the south of us will bring a few clouds early this evening and through the overnight and that will keep our overnight low a little warmer. -4 instead of -8...so still cold
- The return to seasonal air will come with snowfall...right now it looks like we may see flurries start Sunday afternoon with moderate snowfall beginning Monday into Tuesday. Still a lot of discrepency in the models between timing and exact snowfall amounts. I will take a good look for tonight but this snow event will likely impact people who are travelling back to YVR on Family Day Monday or Tuesday.
- Snow will transition to rain Wednesday as more seasonal air moves in. Snow totals between Sunday night and Tuesday night may be between 5-15 cm for Vancouver with higher amounts for the local mountains + Whistler
Digging Out Across the East
- A record 14 cm of snow fell at Pearson with as much as 30 cm elsewhere across southern Ontario. YYZ has seen 87.7 cm so far this winter - above normal for this time of the year
- Newfoundland is digging out of 30 cm of snow with the Maritimes shoveling around 10-20 cm..
- Wind chills are the story today with -36 values across the rock.
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