More Sunny Mornings, Overnight Rain Ahead...Avalanche Danger Increasing...Feb 12th

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  • The south coast is in between systems today, leaving Vancouver in mainly sunny skies with just a risk for an isolated showers, before storm #3 moves in tonight
  • Last night's wet weather was pretty impressive for under a 12 hour period. Quick look at some of the rough totals:
- YVR: 30 mm
- West Van: 35 mm
- Hillcrest: 46 mm
- Whistler: 35 cm in past 24 hours
- N Shore Mnts: 10-15 cm

  • And 10-20 cm for the mountain passes, central coastal sections and parts of the interior too. That means increased avalanche danger with fresh storm snow:
  • The next weather-maker will move into the south coast late evening hours bringing more snow to the southern mountain passes: another 20-30 cm through Thursday. As well as more snow to the local mountains. Probably a 10-20 mm story for Vancouver with gusty winds again tonight
  • Once again we will get a short break tomorrow morning before Thursday overnight gets hit with storm #4. 
  • This stormy weather pattern will continue through to at least early next week 
  • Precip totals will be over 100 mm bu the weekend for Vancouver, probably close to that in cm at elevation. Rivers will be running high by the weekend as well

Warm Sochi Weather Continues
  • With temps searing into the mid to high teens at both the coastal cluster and the base of the mountain cluster.. lots of issues with poor snow conditions, lots of wipe-outs and crashes, along with pictures of fans tanning in the sun!
  • This is pretty much what happened last Feb during early training runs in Sochi...and they do have mass quantities of stock-piled snow along with snow machines that are working hard
  • Temps over the next two days will be the warmest yet: 18 degrees in the Olympic Park with sunshine. 
  • Temps will get into the double digits for the mountain cluster villages through the 14th with temps at the top of runs (~2000m above zero by at least a few degrees). I imagine poor snow conditions will be a big story through Friday. 
  • By Friday temps will start to moderate with back to seasonal temperatures for the weekend
  • While the next few days will see temps a good 10 degrees above seasonal, hard to talk records with a very ,limited history of weather data in the region
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Historic Ice Storm Immobilizes Ground, Air Travel in the South
  • A snow and ice storm will continue to severely impact travelers and residents from northern Georgia to the Carolinas into Wednesday night with what is turning into the worst ice storm for parts of the South in more than 10 years...And this is the second ice storm for Atlanta in just a few weeks!
  • One batch of snow, ice pellets, rain and freezing rain affected the South Monday into Tuesday and caused hundreds of flight delays in the region with another batch of snow and ice to hit many of the same areas today & tonight
  • Some snow and ice will also reach into portions Tennessee and widespread power outages are a concern.
  • Earlier in the week Georgia & Alabama Governors have declares states of emergency 
  • This storm will continue to track up the East Coast heading into Thursday, delivering over 30 cm of snow to portions of the Northeast and nasty weather to Atlantic Canada for Thursday night 
  • Rainfall warnings already in place for Halifax in anticipation

Vancouver Weather








Chance of showers






A mix of sun and cloud