Nice Friday, BC Avalanche Warning in place, Vancouver Wet Snow Tomorrow!...Feb 21st

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  • First off, A 'Special Public Avalanche Warning for Most of BC's Mountainous Regions' was issued today because of the long dry period we had followed by massive amounts of snow this past week.. all that fresh snow is sitting on a very weak layer... one of the most unstable in years. great explanation by BC avalanche in their warnings statement which will extend through the to next Wednesday:
  • As for Vancouver today, high pressure will continue to bring us a nice mix of sun and cloud today..northwesterly winds making us feel a little on the cool side today but winds are dying down this afternoon
  • And now for the snow...right now the system in question is sliding over Haida Gwaii.
  • As the precipitation approaches the lower mainland tomorrow morning, winds will be coming in from the east..a cold set-up for us. So it is likely that the system will start as snow tomorrow morning..but will mix in with wet snow quite quickly. Still uncertain as to how much snow will fall on a relatively mild ground before changing over to rain but the potential is there for 5 cm in Vancouver and up to 10 cm for higher elevations of metro Vancouver
  • Looks like rain or snow showers will continue Sunday as afternoon highs stay down around 3 or 4 degrees both days. Sounds like it is turning into a good weekend to stay in and watch Team Canada!!! 
  • Rain for Monday and showers for Tues/Wed as temps begin to warm up next week 

Sochi Weather
  • Sun and milder temps return tomorrow after a few Friday showers
  • Temps at the Park for Saturday will get up to 12-14 degrees with temps in the mountain cluster also mild between 3-12 degrees
  • Looks like the 'golden' sun sticks around for Sunday as well

Arctic Air Returns Round IV?
  • After a spring-like storm led to localized flooding for the city of Toronto and even thunderstorms last night across southern Ontario, winter is back baby
  • Rain has ended today but now big winds are the story tonight behind the rain-maker as it tracks east through Atlantic Canada 
  • Following the windstorm, cold will be the new story, starting to drop over the weekend and getting back down to minus double digits for southern Ontario by next week
  • This cold air is currently surging across the Prairies; afternoon highs of -17 for Winnipeg with wind chills dropping them down to -30 tomorrow

Vancouver Weather





A mix of sun and cloud



Chance of showers



Chance of showers



A mix of sun and cloud