'Snowmageddon' for Some..No Big Deal for Others...Either Way, Event Ends Tonight!...Feb 24th

  • A series of systems have slid through extreme southwestern BC since Saturday bringing a wide range of snow totals to the region
  • Looks like we have technically had 3 separate systems - first one Sat am, second wave Sun am and today we are getting a third warm front that slid in last night that continues to bring snow for parts
  • Snowfall amounts have been between 1-40 cm depending on location with highest amounts on Vancouver Island, North Shore, East Vancouver, Fraser Valley and south of 21st.. downtown this has mainly been a wet snow story, melting as it hits the ground
  • The combination of easterly winds bringing us cold air from the valley, and the track of these systems led to such a tricky forecast as far as getting the snow amounts and timing right. We were calling snow as of last Wednesday but the details did not come together in any of the models. If the first storm had shifted by mere km's then the winds in the valley would not have lined up and Sunday & Monday would have been all rain
  • Snowfall warnings are still in place today for another 3-5 cm in Vancouver (again location dependent) and another 5-15 cm for East & South Vancouver Island
  • Snow is already changing over to rain for some and by early evening most should be looking at rain as the system tapers off
  • A high pressure ridge will build in for tomorrow bringing milder air and even some sunshine over the next couple days. Temps by the end of the week could be up to the double digits for Vancouver
  • In the past 48 hours snow totals for Baker, Whistler, North Shore Mountains, Washington have been between 45-65 cm
  • Also, the widespread special avalanche warning remains in place through Wednesday

Deep Chill Returns for Much of the Country
  • After a brief break for some from the arctic temps, it's back again this week
  • Wind chills across AB, SK and MB are into the -35 range right now with afternoon highs not getting much above -20
  • Basically it will be a good 10-15 degrees below seasonal all week as the cold air pushes east today; from Alberta through to Ontario
  • The City of Toronto has issued an extreme cold weather alert this morning, advising homeless people to seek shelter.
  • Northerly cold winds are also producing snowsqualls for what little open water is left over Lake Huron & Georgian Bay today for 10-15 cm but generally clear skies will accompany the arctic air all week

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