Jan. 13, 2020: Over the next few days, the forecasts features a couple of significant climate frameworks that will affect Metro Vancouver.
Special Weather Statement in effect for:
Metro Vancouver – Central including the City of Vancouver Burnaby and New Westminster
Metro Vancouver – North Shore including West Vancouver and North Vancouver
Metro Vancouver – Northeast including Coquitlam and Maple Ridge
Metro Vancouver – Southeast including Surrey and Langley
Metro Vancouver – Southwest including Richmond and Delta
Starting overnight on Monday, the forecast calls for northwesterly winds to develop over the Strait of Georgia, and where these winds converge with strong outflows from mainland coastal inlets, locally heavier areas of snow are likely to develop.
On Tuesday, a second system is expected to reach the south coast and have a more widespread effect than the first system. Snowfall is expected for much of the night, and mainland arctic outflow winds reaching the eastern coast of Vancouver Island will create the potential for increased snowfall amounts locally.
The forecast calls for a third system to impact the south coast on Thursday night, but with the mainland is expected to receive less snowfall than Vancouver Island.